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by CarlosV
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Portelec Phonocone on UK Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Portelec Phonocone on UK Ebay

This looks unusual, maybe a combination of record player and pancake maker!
by CarlosV
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Disco Grammofono Vs. La Voce Del Padrone
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Disco Grammofono Vs. La Voce Del Padrone

It would be interesting to know if Germany, France, Spain and Italy converged to the respective translations of "His Master's Voice" with some coordination more or less around the same years, but honestly I don't know. Ciao, Marco! The change in France was in the 30s, from disque Gramopho...
by CarlosV
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 145
Views: 9369

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Congrqtulations for the excellent result, Alastair! Very good-looking horn, and well constructed. About the floating part, some modern turntable arms did not have bearings, but were built floating on a quite dense and viscous silicon oil tub and balanced from the top with threads. Maybe this could b...
by CarlosV
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: So what's the story on this Parlophon?
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: So what's the story on this Parlophon?

It is a legitimate machine, but the seller only accepts bank transfers, which would not be a prudent thing to do. There is not even a town in the seller info, it only indicates Germany. Caveat emptor.
by CarlosV
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: What's that tatty thing on the wall
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: What's that tatty thing on the wall

Lumière diaphragm (or what's left of it after a cat fight)?
by CarlosV
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Fanola Portable Gramophone
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Fanola Portable Gramophone

Very interesting machine indeed! The fan resembles the Lumière diaphragm, with the needle connection directly to the center of the fan, differing in that the Lumière utilizes a wooden rod as link between the paper center and the needle. The name on the label suggests an English machine, quite unique...
by CarlosV
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Very unusual use for a disc phonograph
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Very unusual use for a disc phonograph

Buster Keaton, the genius! A burning movie!
by CarlosV
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Autographed Columbia Record?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Autographed Columbia Record?

Victor had also at least one autographed record, see viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46130
by CarlosV
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: New Video Series - 5000 Series
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: New Video Series - 5000 Series

It is a nice informative video and an ambitious undertaking! For the future videos, I suggest you remove the ¨pop¨ sound everytime an info card appears. This way we can sway to the hula with no distractions.
by CarlosV
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Burger Gramophones
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Burger Gramophones

DRGM is the German intellectual property registry.
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