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On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or repro?
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Author:  Django [ Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or repro?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victor-Long-Thr ... 1438.l2649
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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Author:  Django [ Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

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.

Thanks

Author:  Stephen_Madara [ Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

Does not have the appearance of being over 100 years old.

Author:  Curt A [ Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

I know the seller and asked him about them... he had the one rebuilt by someone who verified the authenticity...

Author:  Django [ Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

Thanks for the information.

Author:  Ripduf1 [ Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

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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Author:  soundgen [ Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: On Ebay, Berliner-Clark-Johnson Reproducers, real or rep

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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