Dulcephone?

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Re: Dulcephone?

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As others have discovered, information on Dulcephone is scarce, but I have found these images :
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Many thanks Roger and Mike.

In case anyone hasn't seen it, this is available on FeeBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dulcephones- ... Sw0jJfw5Jn I have no affiliation with the seller, but I did exchange a few messages with him. Unfortunately he says it doesn't show the Pansy model.
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Re: Dulcephone?

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Here's a reproducer. The rubber flange on the back is not original but the three screws are. I fitted an old Victor flange by tapping a hole.
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More Dulcephone Decca ads
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Re: Dulcephone?

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And another
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At my knowledge, small as it is, nobody has yet discovered what the DECCA name or acronym stands for...
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Inigo wrote:At my knowledge, small as it is, nobody has yet discovered what the DECCA name or acronym stands for...
According to wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Records):-

The name dates back to a portable gramophone called the "Decca Dulcephone" patented in 1914 by musical instrument makers Barnett Samuel and Sons. The name "Decca" was coined by Wilfred S. Samuel by merging the word "Mecca" with the initial D of their logo "Dulcet" or their trademark "Dulcephone".[3] Samuel, a linguist, chose "Decca" as a brand name as it was easy to pronounce in most languages.

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Dangermouse wrote:I have just purchased a Dulcephone Pansy, but the pansy name is on the soundbox not the bracket. A lovely under rated range of machines
This is great and congratulations! Now we know there are at least three of these out there . . .
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