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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:38 am 
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Thanks for the information, Epi! It's interesting that Ladder No.4 hasn't moved in all this time.

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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Can't add anything to the lead story, but as to talking machine merchants handling several diverse product lines, I have a number if Edison Gold Moulded cylinder boxes with lid or body stickers from two different dealers in Scranton, who also sold bicycles and "sporting goods"...

I will have to dig them out and get names and photos of the labels.

Sadly, both buildings are gone.

The two big Victor agents in town, Stoer & Fister, and Scranton Talking Machine Company were more furniture type goods.

"Scranton Talk" moved once or twice, and was in business until the 1970's... appliances, washing machines, furniture, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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It would seem that Tiger Cycle Works was a fascinating place. A one-stop shop when you needed an Edison Phonograph, Victor Talking Machine and an airship motor.


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Wow! :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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One picture is worth a thousand words. It is astounding the amount of information one can get on this forum and be eddicated. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Silvertone wrote:
It would seem that Tiger Cycle Works was a fascinating place. A one-stop shop when you needed an Edison Phonograph, Victor Talking Machine and an airship motor.


A bit off topic, Glenn Curtiss was a great innovator of high performance engines, first for motorcycles then for aviation, (two of my great loves and former ways of life). He was an interesting character and was at odds with the Wright brothers, (he was in the corner of Alexander Graham Bell and Langley). The advertisement is very cool. Glenn Curtiss was truly a great risk taker and great inventor in his own right. Curtiss also produces many iconic planes.


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Thankfully, there was no correlation between "Who Killed Elsie Sigal" and "Odd Items Found in Phonographs" !!!


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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Before noticing Tinfoil's having posted the link, I blew up the picture and studied it very carefully.

One thing I noticed was only in the Bicycle building were all of the windows were open and then, of course the man with hat standing near one open window. A police inspector? Why were all the windows open? Then I read the article. Obviously the place needed some airing out.


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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Bruce, I noticed the same thing. The fellow on the top floor looks like he's wearing a policeman's helmet of the time. The knot of five boys standing on the sidewalk outside the door doesn't portend well either... Pretty gruesome.

I think I liked not knowing.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: A Haunting Photo
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George, I think you are right about that being a policeman's helmet on closer look.

Thankfully it must have been thought there was no need to tie off the perimeter with that yellow tape and the phono shop appears to have remained open for business despite all the goings on!


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