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 Post subject: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:54 pm 
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I picked this up the other day. It looks like a Kameraphone but I can't find any other models like it. It's missing some parts too. If you can help me identify it or have any parts that will fit it, please let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:24 am 
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The Kameraphone brand has two side clips.
I have an unbranded one the matches a Kameraphone.

This image is very similar to yours.

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This link calls it a Pet-O-Phone.
https://www.aaawt.com/html/antique_tele ... tific.html
I searched Pet-O-Phone and came up with a very different style.

• updated reply •
It's not be a Pet-O-Phone. ;)
More reliable information in my new reply below.

James.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:11 am 
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James,
Outstanding! Thanks so much for the reply. That helps tremendously!


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:05 pm 
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My Kameraphone has a name plate on the outside. See photos. I also have a Cameraphone brand machine (last 2 photos). But any box camera looking phono was typically called a cameraphone.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:38 am 
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I think this one is the winner!
Lee & Pollock, Finsbury Square, London
https://rainer-urich.de.tl/Cameraphone-Grammophon.htm

Here's a great link of some Cameraphone brands...
http://www.sprechapparate.de/elist.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:58 pm 
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I had a Kameraphone branded machine which was significantly different than those shown here. It had a cast iron turntable which was covered in green felt instead of the folding record support. It also had a tone arm which was basically a copy of a pre-Orthophonic Victor arm. The arm slipped into a socket mounted on the inside of the lid and acted as the horn. The reproducer was a copy (actually a total ripoff) of the Victor Exhibition and was named "Expedition". IIRC, the nameplate was was a decal on mine.
Do a Google search for Kameraphone and look in images where you will see many different types of them.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 pm 
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phonojim wrote:
I had a Kameraphone branded machine which was significantly different than those shown here.
Jim

Yes, I have the same as you, without it being branded. You can see a small image in the link I supplied above.
You'll note that that image shows it with the wrong reproducer.
James.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:47 pm 
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These little players are so cool. Not very practical to play often though.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This A Kameraphone?
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travisgreyfox wrote:
These little players are so cool. Not very practical to play often though.

Most of them have atrocious tracking errors. I consider them "record grinders." :shock:
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