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 Post subject: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or repro?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I bought these on ebay today. I figure that even if they are reproductions, the price is OK, but I would like to see what others think. I will make a new stylus and rebuild the parts reproducer. The other is complete. Any opinions regarding authenticity?


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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 am 
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I may have worded the post poorly. I was hoping for some feedback regarding the authenticity of these reproducers. The deal is done, but I would like to hear from those with more knowledge than myself. Sorry for my impatience, I think that they are cool either way.

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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am 
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Does not have the appearance of being over 100 years old.


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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 pm 
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I know the seller and asked him about them... he had the one rebuilt by someone who verified the authenticity...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Thanks for the information.


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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:00 pm 
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I will not comment on authenticity but you did OK even if repro.

Here is an image from one of my originals. The stamping is finer, smaller with smooth mirror like finish. There is a Patent Applied for stamp, and Pat'd date fields at two positions. I verified this on the few machines with original reproducers in my possession.

Apologies for the cell phone pic it is all I had with me at the time.

John


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 Post subject: Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:01 pm 
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Ripduf1 wrote:
I will not comment on authenticity but you did OK even if repro.

Here is an image from one of my originals. The stamping is finer, smaller with smooth mirror like finish. There is a Patent Applied for stamp, and Pat'd date fields at two positions. I verified this on the few machines with original reproducers in my possession.

Apologies for the cell phone pic it is all I had with me at the time.

John


looks like a repro to me !


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