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 Post subject: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Just brought home a group of 11 of the Leeds Talk-o-Phone gold label discs. I have never seen so many in one place! 2 of the labels are green. don't know why.

The fellow I bought these from said he bought 45 of them at an auction and has been selling them off 1 or 2 at a time. By the time I discovered him there were only 11 left.

YeeHaa!


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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Nice find...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
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That is an amazing find! I hope you'll humor us with a couple of youtube postings of these! :)
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"Your 'VICTOR' and 'MONARCH' Records are all right."


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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
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I have quite a few Leeds records but have never seen that attractive embossed "L & C" inside the diamond design on any Leeds record.

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:58 pm 
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FellowCollector wrote:
I have quite a few Leeds records but have never seen that attractive embossed "L & C" inside the diamond design on any Leeds record.

Doug

Only one of the eleven had this on the back. A couple were blank and the rest have 2 concentric circles of swirled lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
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Yep. That's what my Leeds records have on the back as well...either blank or the target design. Would love to own the one you have with the "L & C" back. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
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Here are the recordings, such as they are. They are heavily 'cleaned', had to do that to get the recording out from under the noise that permeated the recording. Sorry 'bout that...

http://pdx78s.cdbpdx.com/Leeds/
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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:54 am 
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I am really surprised these selections are so short, most under 2 minutes. Even a 2 minute cylinder runs 2 minutes, and for early brown wax cylinders a bit longer due to lower recording and playback speeds.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold Label Leeds Talk-o-Phone Cache
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Are these 7 or 10 inch records? 7-inch Victors and Berliners were in this range, or maybe slightly longer played at authentic speed (especially for Berliners that can drop below 70 rpm), so it wouldn't necessarily be unusual.


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