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 Post subject: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:41 pm 
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Victor IV
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This is actually kinda cool. Borderline Frankenphone and on the hairy edge of steampunkery, but I like it anyway. You can see from the background that he’s a collector rather than a dilettante, which helps:

https://youtu.be/c1dRrbsXWOw


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Ya gotta admire that good old American ingenuity!


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:34 pm 
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I rather like it- I suspect that the cabinet was converted to a display case (I've seen examples) and has been re-converted to an Edison.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:50 pm 
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That is a very illuminating phonograph!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:39 am 
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The glass sides really bring out the tone in the marimbas!edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:45 am 
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A unique use for an otherwise trashed cabinet. The sides, top and front have been re-made with glass panels (reminiscent of an orchestrion), a mirror was placed in the cabinet below the motor and LED lighting installed. Personally, I like it and will now look for a potential donor cabinet to experiment with... Chrome or nickel plating the horn would be an idea... can't tell if it was done on this machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:35 pm 
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Very nice work! Would fit well in an amusement park, side by side to the whack-a-mole !

Evidently not for the purists, but it would be a great attention getter for people who do not know what a talking machine is.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinda cool Edi-Kurtzmann, found on YouTube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Victor II
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I agree with the others so far--lots of fun, and even if the cabinet *wasn't* trashed to begin with, I can't imagine the world is that much poorer for the loss of one "authentic" Sheraton Sans Inlay out of the 10 billion or so that are out there. I just hope nobody gets the bright idea to give the same treatment to, say, a respectable Amberola I or higher end DD machine. Or comparable Victrola, for that matter.


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