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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Victor O
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Make: CROWN ?
Model: GERMAN PREMIUN MACHINE
Serial # 3257 ON BOTTOM OF CASE
Year(s) Made: ?
Original Cost: ?
Case/Cabinet Size: WOOD 8 ¼ BY 7 ¾ 5 ½ TALL WITH TURNTABLE
Turntable/Mandrel: TURNTABLE IS 7"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: NO MARKINGS
Motor: LOOK'S LIKE SOMETHING FROM A CLOCK
Horn Dimensions: ALUMINUM
Reproduction Parts: NONE
Current Value: ?
Interesting Facts: KEY WIND , VERY LIGHT IN WEIGHT. DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS MACHINE. ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE.

Favorite Characteristics: SOUNDS GOOD FOR LITTLE MACHINE


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:35 pm 
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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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It is a cute little machine. I'd guess it's from the early 20's but that would be just a guess. Hopefully someone else can give you more information on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:11 am 
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It's a Thorens Bijou from around 1910. They cost 14/6 in UK, and the soundbox was known as the "Superior". The picture shown is from the 1910 catalogue, but the Bijou was listed as early as 1907.
The motor no doubt is based on their music box motors.
Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 am 
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Thanks for posting your machine. I really like seeing ones that we in the U.S. don't know much about. Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:01 am 
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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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I would have never guessed 1907-1910 era for this machine.

Thanks for posting that information.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Thank you for the help. Know I know what it is and about when it was made. Thank You




gramophoneshane wrote:
It's a Thorens Bijou from around 1910. They cost 14/6 in UK, and the soundbox was known as the "Superior". The picture shown is from the 1910 catalogue, but the Bijou was listed as early as 1907.
The motor no doubt is based on their music box motors.
Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:20 pm 
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I was going to say, the motor doesn't look like the majority of phono motors... still I think it's a cute little machine!

How does it sound?

Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 51
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:43 pm 
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The sound isn't bad for a machine that look's cheap.




phonophan79 wrote:
I was going to say, the motor doesn't look like the majority of phono motors... still I think it's a cute little machine!

How does it sound?

Thanks for sharing!


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