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 Post subject: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 am 
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For years I thought my big table top was English till I met a German online who informed me it was German. Anyone else have one, seen one or know anything about them? Works nice but the semi-automatic brake is a pain to use. So usually I don't. The seller told me when I bought it that it was English and that's the reason I thought that. Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:47 am 
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vansteem78 wrote:
For years I thought my big table top was English till I met a German online who informed me it was German. Anyone else have one, seen one or know anything about them? Works nice but the semi-automatic brake is a pain to use. So usually I don't. The seller told me when I bought it that it was English and that's the reason I thought that. Neil


Is it possible to have a closer, clearer photo of the bird logo please I wonder ?
Sun turnin' 'round with graceful motion
We're setting off with soft explosion


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:55 pm 
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poodling around wrote:
vansteem78 wrote:
For years I thought my big table top was English till I met a German online who informed me it was German. Anyone else have one, seen one or know anything about them? Works nice but the semi-automatic brake is a pain to use. So usually I don't. The seller told me when I bought it that it was English and that's the reason I thought that. Neil


Is it possible to have a closer, clearer photo of the bird logo please I wonder ?



Here are a few copies of it. Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:20 pm 
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vansteem78 wrote:
poodling around wrote:
vansteem78 wrote:
For years I thought my big table top was English till I met a German online who informed me it was German. Anyone else have one, seen one or know anything about them? Works nice but the semi-automatic brake is a pain to use. So usually I don't. The seller told me when I bought it that it was English and that's the reason I thought that. Neil


Is it possible to have a closer, clearer photo of the bird logo please I wonder ?



Here are a few copies of it. Neil


Thank you Neil.

Have you seen this internet page - the comments towards the bottom of the page seem quite informative maybe. It can be translated into English when accessed through Google.

Link below - is this the kind of information you are looking for I wonder ?

https://grammophon-platten.de/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?32806


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
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Here is a rough translation of the LORI ad...


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"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: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:26 pm 
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Way to go Curt. Nice Translation. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Lori Sprechmaschinen (Berlin) were distributed in the twenties mainly through the Wertheim department store chain. In the summer of 1923, Lori Sprechmaschinen GmbH was converted into a stock corporation.

The acronym 'GmbH', which is written after the name of a German company, designates it as a private entity. The letters stand for Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung which, translated literally, means a 'company with limited liability'.

In April 1925 the transformation into a GmbH took place again. This company filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 1926 and soon after the company was discharged from the commercial register.

Interesting side note: FRANKFURT - MARCH 30, 2007

Settling the last big property restitution case from the Nazi era, Germany's largest retailer agreed Friday to pay the heirs of a once-Jewish-owned department store nearly $120 million for the confiscation of what is now prime real estate in Berlin.

The company, KarstadtQuelle, will pay €88 million, or $118 million, to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a group in New York that filed suit on behalf of the Wertheim family, which founded the elegant Berlin emporium that still bears its name.

The settlement is a vindication for the far-flung Wertheim heirs, not least Barbara Principe, the 74-year-old daughter of Gunther Wertheim, who fled Berlin with his family in 1939. Her father settled in southern New Jersey, tending a chicken farm not far from where Principe still lives.

Like other German-Jewish merchants, the Wertheims lost their property in the late 1930s under Nazi policies that expropriated Jewish-owned businesses and put them in "Aryan" hands. In 1951, when Jews had begun reclaiming property, an adviser to the Wertheims, Arthur Lindgens, persuaded them to sell him the rights to their stores and real estate for a pittance.

He then merged Wertheim with another former Jewish-owned chain, Hertie. That company was taken over by KarstadtQuelle, which still owns the Wertheim department store on the Kurfürstendamm, the prime shopping promenade in West Berlin.
"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: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
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Way to go Curt. Nice Translation. Tom

Thanks, Tom...
"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."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:39 am 
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Curt A wrote:
Lori Sprechmaschinen (Berlin) were distributed in the twenties mainly through the Wertheim department store chain. In the summer of 1923, Lori Sprechmaschinen GmbH was converted into a stock corporation.

The acronym 'GmbH', which is written after the name of a German company, designates it as a private entity. The letters stand for Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung which, translated literally, means a 'company with limited liability'.

In April 1925 the transformation into a GmbH took place again. This company filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 1926 and soon after the company was discharged from the commercial register.

Interesting side note: FRANKFURT - MARCH 30, 2007

Settling the last big property restitution case from the Nazi era, Germany's largest retailer agreed Friday to pay the heirs of a once-Jewish-owned department store nearly $120 million for the confiscation of what is now prime real estate in Berlin.

The company, KarstadtQuelle, will pay €88 million, or $118 million, to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a group in New York that filed suit on behalf of the Wertheim family, which founded the elegant Berlin emporium that still bears its name.

The settlement is a vindication for the far-flung Wertheim heirs, not least Barbara Principe, the 74-year-old daughter of Gunther Wertheim, who fled Berlin with his family in 1939. Her father settled in southern New Jersey, tending a chicken farm not far from where Principe still lives.

Like other German-Jewish merchants, the Wertheims lost their property in the late 1930s under Nazi policies that expropriated Jewish-owned businesses and put them in "Aryan" hands. In 1951, when Jews had begun reclaiming property, an adviser to the Wertheims, Arthur Lindgens, persuaded them to sell him the rights to their stores and real estate for a pittance.

He then merged Wertheim with another former Jewish-owned chain, Hertie. That company was taken over by KarstadtQuelle, which still owns the Wertheim department store on the Kurfürstendamm, the prime shopping promenade in West Berlin.



Very interesting translation 'above' and information.

I noticed that the logo with the parrot subtly altered for some reason or another a number of times.
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 Post subject: Re: Lori Sprechmaschinenfabrik AG, Berlin Neukölln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm 
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Curt, yes a big thanks for all the translations and information. Makes the machine even more interesting.


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