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 Post subject: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:53 am 
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Saw this photo recently - was there ever a home with two horns ????


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 am 
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Saw this photo recently - was there ever a home with two horns ????


There were third party accessories available for the Home, allowing to mount two horns at once, the most well-known being the "Polyphone" attachment, which used two separate reproducers in a special carriage. They were difficult to adjust and, of course, caused the cylinders to wear out twice as fast.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm 
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Definitely an after-market modification.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:25 pm 
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Not exactly. According to Frow (p. 516), the Polyphone Co. was officially licensed by Edison to modify and sell brand-new Edison Phonographs fitted with the two-horn attachment.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:24 pm 
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Accursius wrote:
Not exactly. According to Frow (p. 516), the Polyphone Co. was officially licensed by Edison to modify and sell brand-new Edison Phonographs fitted with the two-horn attachment.


Still technically aftermarket, as Edison didn't make them that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 pm 
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It's like a Shelby Mustang. A Polyphone Home is a high performance Home and super desirable and collectable.

But a word of caution... Polyphone carriages have been replicated and there is a recent device allowing two horns to be used with one reproducer.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:42 pm 
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My home has about 100 horns...


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 pm 
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My home has about 100 horns...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You're out of control! Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:16 am 
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Jerry B. wrote:
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My home has about 100 horns...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You're out of control! Jerry B.


You got that right!


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 Post subject: Re: Two horned Home ??
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:02 am 
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There was also the "Cloverleaf" attachment for three horns, as featured in a recent APS magazine...

The horns on this Home look much like the spun aluminum horns found on British and European machines; that, and the presence of what appears to be a European harmonium, makes me think this photo was taken in the UK or on the continent... :geek:

Bill


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