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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:42 pm 
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Victor IV
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Make: RUSSIAN PORTABLE " ПATEФOHHЬIЙ ЗABOД " [?] (Patephon?)
Model: N/A (portable)
Serial # 92322
Year(s) Made: 1940 to 1957
Original Cost: unknown
Case/Cabinet Size: 10.5" x 7.5" x 5"
Turntable/Mandrel: 6.5"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: again, " ПATEФOHHЬIЙ ЗABOД "
Motor: single spring
Horn Dimensions: 6" HIGH x 1.75" WIDE (made of cast iron)
Reproduction Parts: N/A
Current Value: N/A
Interesting Facts: Soviet / USSR era manufactured machine. I believe this was made in the city of Molotov, which is what they called the city of Perm. This model is featured in the book " A World of Antique Phonographs", page 213. ( ISBN 9780764326967)

Favorite Characteristics: Smallest portable I've seen that's not a Bing or Miki, very nice and compact size. Crank and reproducer fit and lock into place in the case.

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For comparison purposes, next to a PAL portable.
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:48 pm 
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The black machine playing a Russian record...

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



The brown machine playing a Russian record...

(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 № 37
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:40 am 
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Very nice machines, phonophan.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:10 pm 
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Location: In the land of Pork & Bergman
Google Translator shows "PATEFOHHIY ZABOD" SO, I think you are right in "Patephon"

What a cool machine! The soundbox looks a bit like an aluminum Columbia of later date.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Searching for The Sound


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:40 am 
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Thank you Edisonfan and BBB! Your comments are much appreciated!

Boy, it sure is times like this when I get all of 2 responses that make me want to post another featured phonograph.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:53 pm 
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Very nice and interesting looking machines. I have never seen anything like them not even a picture. I think they are just great and appreciate your time in posting them.

Tony


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:03 pm 
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D..,

Those are fantastic little machines-when did you get a second one? I'd love to hear one of those in person some day.

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 № 37
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Thanks again, guys.

John - well, I got them for really good prices. Unfortunately I had to sell the brown one. :-( ...but yes, they really do a nice job for such a small machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:37 am 
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hey dean...

I remember those machines... I thought you'd sold both - it's great you kept one. I've always thought those odd soviet portables were so interesting, particularly the ones with the "external horn" that pivots out from the lid... I bet if those reproducers were rebuilt, the machines might sound quite good despite the small size... or have they been?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 37
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:01 am 
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I would imagine the reproducers were not rebuilt, to my knowledge anyhow... perhaps they sound well because of their later production date of perhaps 40/50s... only a guess.


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