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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:39 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: The BRONX / Yankee Stadium
Make: Pathé
Model: Royal
Year(s) Made: ?
Original Cost: ?
Case/Cabinet Size:10" wide, 7 ¾" deep, 10" tall with the lid.
Turntable/Mandrel: Standard two minute plus "Salon" size cylinders
Reproducer/Sound-Box: REX
Motor: Probably single spring.
Horn Dimensions: Spun Aluminum
Current Value: $600-1200?

I bought this machine from a nice woman in maybe 1999? I was in Paris, and she ran a tiny shop full of European phonographs. Maybe someone knows her. She was very excited a young collector wanted a machine and she gave me the machine for next to nothing and included a salon sized cylinder too. I carried this back on the plane! Security was not happy. Its a very clean example, but I don't know much about the machine. Any input?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Victor V
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Beautiful machine! I had a very similar model that played the standard and 'Inter' cylinders as yours does, and also used the 'Systeme Verite' reproducer/horn carriage like yours, except mine had an aluminum reproducer. It was in a plainer finger-jointed case without any decal.
"All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds." Richard Brautigan


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Great machine! I love the quality of construction with the Pathé cylinder machines. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Victor IV
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Very nice machine, thanks for taking the time to share!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:46 am 
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Victor II
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USlakeside,

That's a very nice Pathé machine! Thanks a lot for sharing.
Do you happen to know the address to that shop?

Paal.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:03 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: The BRONX / Yankee Stadium
Hi Paal1994,

I don't recall, this was in maybe 1999? I could sit down and do some serious Googling, but I have no idea where to start.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 45
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:27 am 
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USLakeside, that's a very attractive machine in very good condition. That model is among the most desireable Pathé cylinder machines imho.

Regarding airport security, I don't think I've met a one of those people that ever had a clue about anything phonographic.

Last summer I brought onto the plane some of the more valuable parts of some of the machines I was having shipped to Europe, mainly reproducers including an Edison K, two diamond disc, one Edisonic, an M, two diamond A's, a diamond B, some C's and H's and a Victor Exhibition. In addition I had about a dozen wax cylinders. Knowing this could be problematic I brought a few pictures of machines along to help explain. The girls running the scanners in both Fargo and Minneapolis had to get a supervisor and they dusted the inside of my carryon with that explosive detecting cloth and thoroughly examined each item, (fortunately wearing gloves). When I got to Amsterdam the young man running the scanner had me detained a short time waiting for a supervisor. The supervisor who looked to be in his 60s immediately recognized the cylinders for what they were and understood very quickly what the reproducers were for. Nothing was damaged in the process. :|


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