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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:12 am 
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Victor VI
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As others have discovered, information on Dulcephone is scarce, but I have found these images :


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:22 am 
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https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Barnett_Samuel_and_Sons

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Decca_Gramophone_Co


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:59 am 
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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.
BCN thorn needles made to the original 1920s specifications: http://www.burmesecolourneedles.com

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4DNb ... TPE-zTAJGg?


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:36 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:29 pm 
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More Dulcephone Decca ads


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
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And another


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
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At my knowledge, small as it is, nobody has yet discovered what the DECCA name or acronym stands for...
Let's start a contest!
My proposal is...
Dulcephone Extremely Cute & Carryable Apparatus!
Inigo


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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:52 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Dulcephone?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:44 pm 
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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 . . .
A talking machine might be the closest you'll get to a time machine.


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