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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:23 pm 
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Victor II
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Make: Paillard
Model: Phono Viola
Serial # -
Year(s) Made: 1920's
Original Cost: ?
Case/Cabinet Size: -
Turntable/Mandrel: -
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Paillard
Motor: Paillard
Horn Dimensions: -
Reproduction Parts: none
Current Value: ?
Interesting Facts: Machine slides into the horn.

Favorite Characteristics: Kind of different to what one is used to seeing.

In its packed form, the machinery is inside the "horn"
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Phonograph unpacked - one can see where the horn attaches to the phonograph
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Horn in playing position
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:09 pm 
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Victor IV
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Very interesting!

I remember a thread 1-2 years ago discussing a violin-phonograph... and that was a reproduction. That one had an entire violin sitting on top of the record as the soundbox and horn in one.

I have never seen this machine or knew of it's existence. It is very neat to see it's practicality, compoents in the horn and what not.

The reproducer and tonearm look like generic Paillard stock. How does it sound? Where did you get this machine? It looks like only a 7" turntable?

Please make a YouTube video of this if you have the capability!

Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:38 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: City Point by the Sea
Sidewinder,

That is a cunning little portable! I love it! Thanks for sharing it.

Regards,
John

Listening to the Victrola fifteen minutes a day will alter and brighten your whole life.
Use each needle only ONCE!



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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:24 am 
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Victor III
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Location: Romney, West Virginia
I don't normally comment on the featured phonographs, but this one is so interesting, I just felt I had to make my feelings known.

Makes me wish I had a job back in the '20s designing portable phonographs.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:05 pm 
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Victor II
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Hello

The turntable is just over 9 inches in diameter. The machine with the whole violin is "Le Palmodian". Seen more, as a copy (i.e. fake!) and very rarely in original.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Victor IV
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Speaking of "Le Palmodian"...

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0452864022

...and it's on YouTube now. (while i'm impressed visually, I can't say i'm impressed audibly)

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 33
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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That's one of the modern reproductions. From what I gather the originals had a more complex stylus system and were a bit more responsive- but still a novelty.


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