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 Post subject: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Does anyone know any information about a paper mache horn made for Berliner trademark machines? Was this a factory produced option at one time or is it an after market piece?


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:52 pm 
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In a manner of speaking, all U.S. Berliner horns are "aftermarket pieces," since their manufacture was farmed out to sheet metal companies. That said, I'm not aware of these paper mache horns being offered by Berliner (although an owner might well have eventually encountered one in a dealership and fitted it to his Berliner).

Zonophone offered these horns in at least one catalog, dated June 10,1901. On page 24 of this catalog are listed 4 different horns for the Zonophone, among them the paper mache model, called the "Linene" horn.

Here's a Type C Zonophone equipped with one of these horns.

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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Thanks George. I appreciate the information.


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
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You're very welcome. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Hey Mike,
That looks like a Vitaphone reproducer on that Berliner. Post a closer photo of if you would. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:46 pm 
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edisonclassm wrote:
Hey Mike,
That looks like a Vitaphone reproducer on that Berliner. Post a closer photo of if you would. Thanks



This is not my machine yet, but one that I am considering purchasing. I am told by the seller that it has a very rare Henry Jones reproducer which was a predecessor of Johnson’s New Century. Does anyone know anything about the history of the Henry Jones reproducer?


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
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I did not know about Henry Jones until today. Any possibility of getting close ups of that reproducer?


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
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The reproducer in question presents a patent date stamped into the body (July 11, 1899) which relates to the following patent shown below.

-Jake


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 Post subject: Re: Paper mache Berliner trademark horn
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Mike, be sure to snag that Gram 0 Phone record in the background :D


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