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 Post subject: Frankenphone- and they SAY so!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Now the dealers are admitting it:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Collectible-Franken ... 240%3A1318


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- and they SAY so!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:17 pm 
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:?: The seller knows enough to label it a "Frankenphone," but not enough to realize that it can't play an Edison DD.


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- and they SAY so!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 pm 
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BANG! goes another HMV Intermediate Monarch. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- and they SAY so!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Ortho_Fan wrote:
The seller knows enough to label it a "Frankenphone," but not enough to realize that it can't play an Edison DD.

I thought that was a nice touch, also, and was wondering where Edison came into the picture, as the only Edison content that my very untrained eyes were seeing was the EDISON Re-Creation on the turntable.

Plus (and Steve, Richard or any other HMV expert, please correct me if I am wrong), I do not think that The Gramophone Company ever put their logo under the arm to support the horn so that it was partially obstructed.

Is that a HMV horn?

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eBay Item #260369145951

Collectible Frankenphone Edison Talking Machine


From an estate is a Frankenphone Edison Talking Machine. The reason this is a Frankenphone is because of mixed components and put together in Pakistan and India in the last forty or fifty years according to source.

  • Label on the box reads...“His Master’s Voice” and below “The Gramophone Co.”
  • There is no serial number that I could find...looked under the turntable.
  • The dial on the horn reads "Victor Talking Machine Co"...the rest is illegible.
  • The needle cannot be used on any record because of its condition.

With this machine is an Edison 10" record perhaps ½" thick. One one side is “Roll On! Silver Moon—Yodel Song”. On the other side is “In the Sweet Long Ago”.

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- and they SAY so!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:51 am 
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Now no one can say he wasn't aware of it. The term Frankenphone has grown to a quite common name.


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