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 Post subject: Radiaphone Soundbox
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:17 pm 
Victor II
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Here is an unusual soundbox I've had for a few years. The only reference I found was a Bonhams auction from 2004 where a Radiaphone gramophone was sold. The picture featured a cabinet gramophone with the horn facing up. The horn is an obvious fake. I assumed the whole machine was cobbled together. Today online, I found a picture of a complete Radiaphone in a Japanese collection ( Looks like the same one). I also found a few articles on the unusual setup of the Radiaphone in the European section of The Talking Machine World from 1908 and 1910.
I tried the soundbox on a Victor IV and it outshines the Exhibition reproducer.
Does anyone here own a Radiaphone? I’d love to see some detailed pictures and a video.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiaphone Soundbox
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:58 am 
Victor V
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This must have been a short lived venture, as the London Gazette of 19 December 1913 gave notice that the Company was about to be struck off the Register.

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