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 Post subject: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:40 am 
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Hello,
Just thought that some of you might enjoy seeing a couple pictures I took of an early Graphophone that was at a local museum.
Pete


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:20 am 
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Hi Pete. To bad that Museum wasn't in your house. Thanks for posting the picture, it's a beautiful machine.

Rich Gordon


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:22 am 
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Wow, what a rare beauty! I always dream about stumbling across one of these at a flea market or barn sale ;)

Thanks for sharing.
Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:20 pm 
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Seems a sewing machine metamorphosed to phonograph!
Victor Monarch, Columbia BK, Columbia BNW, Zonophone model 3, HMV 130


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:33 pm 
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This machine sits in the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck Nova Scotia.
Pete


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Pretty tough to beat a treadle powered Bell-Tainter!

I saw Graphophone #1 in April, 2016. And got to touch it, and thoroughly examine it. That was an experience I'll never forget.

Thanks for sharing!

Best,
Fran
Francis; "i" for him, "e" for her
"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while" - the unappreciative supervisor.


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:35 pm 
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doublemike wrote:
Seems a sewing machine metamorphosed to phonograph!


Very similar, but on inspection most if not all is specially cast. Sewing machines do not have the drive wheel on the left.


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
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Does that look like a nine cylinder to play.?? That is a great machine. Tom B


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:51 am 
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Is that simply a rubber covering on the mandrel, or is there actually a cylinder there?

I have been wondering whether any cylinders of the Bell-Tainter type have survived in playable condition. The E.M.I. collection in England has a battery-powered Graphophone (later than this one, since it includes an alternative Edison-sized mandrel) together with a whole crate of cylinders of the original pattern, but I think they are only blanks.

Oliver Mundy.


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 Post subject: Re: NICE EARLY GRAPHOPHONE
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:20 pm 
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It was my understanding that the factory that built the early Columbia machines was formerly a sewing machine factory.


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