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by epigramophone
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Edison C-150 for auction (Scottish Borders)
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Edison C-150 for auction (Scottish Borders)

It could have been on an American transatlantic liner which was refitted in Britain. In those circumstances the unwanted fixtures and fittings were either sold to crew members or auctioned at the dockside. Most of the Victrolas I have seen over here have been for sale in or near a major seaport. Nee...
by epigramophone
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew

Only yesterday I discovered that Rafael Ruwinsky was also an operatic tenor. This poster lists him in the role of Canio in a production of Pagliacci which appears to have taken place somewhere in Hungary in September 1921.
Whether this was before or after he became a cantor I do not know.
by epigramophone
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: That Expert Senior...
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: That Expert Senior...

So pleased that it is now in the caring hands of a dedicated collector.
I had half expected it to reappear for sale by a dealer at more than double the price.
by epigramophone
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Another large Apollo on UK eBay.
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Another large Apollo on UK eBay.

Hot on the heels of the magnificent example recently acquired and posted by Steve, here is another. These really are seriously underrated machines. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334037457375?_trkparms=aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201018205123%26meid%3Dd4140b623e5a47d0a3d2a445...
by epigramophone
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew

Many thanks for this. I will copy and file it with the record and the original text.
by epigramophone
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Edison C-150 for auction (Scottish Borders)
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Edison C-150 for auction (Scottish Borders)

Edison disc machines are not my thing, but here is a C-150 Sheraton with original and lateral reproducers plus some discs. If it sells for anything like the pre sale estimate it could be a good buy for someone. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/border-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-sr...
by epigramophone
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew

Rafael Ruwinsky was chief cantor in Bucarest Rumania, in the 1920s, and chairman of the cantor association. Baruch Adonai Instrumental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmOAvlO5QgE a_ignore_q_80_w_1000_c_limit_001.jpg Very interesting pictures Curt. Thank you for posting them. Now can anyone translat...
by epigramophone
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Playing to the carpet.
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Playing to the carpet.

My Expert sits in a corner on a record cabinet, and of course the horn can easily be moved from side to side.
The centre of the horn mouth is five feet above floor level, which I find ideal for listening from my armchair.
Not so easy to achieve such good results with a big internal horn machine.
by epigramophone
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: EMG Cheltenham
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: EMG Cheltenham

As Graham implies, there is more to this than simple incompetence. During the pandemic, the terms and conditions imposed by some auction houses have been almost wilfully difficult, as I discovered when contemplating the purchase of an Edison Opera almost 200 miles from my home. I reluctantly decided...
by epigramophone
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Pathé Actuelle in Hebrew

Rafael Ruwinsky, Chief Cantor in Bucharest 1926 who happily survived the Holocaust. This was a lucky find in a job lot of records at a flea market. Collectors of cantorial records from all over the world keep asking me to sell it, but where would I find another?