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 Post subject: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Victor II
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The juniors wanted to listen to their favorite Elvis 78 rpm. Any guesses at what they are doing wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:17 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Well, that's how good phonographs get harder to find.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 am 
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Ok just to tease a bit more...answer is "they are using an old needle". I'll explain later ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:37 pm 
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BTW: Its not English. Its from around 1930 & the company was based in Berlin.

Loopingphon, Lützowstr. 106, Berlin


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Hahaha, I'd never have got it. Does anyone know the name? Or ever seen one?
BCN thorn needles made to the original 1920s specifications
www.burmesecolourneedles.com


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:57 pm 
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The name of the machine is LOOPINGPHON, but was also sold under the PUROPHON name. Mine is burgundy in color but I have also seen a blue one. (I suspect that it was called Loopingphon in Germany & Austria and Purophon in Switzerland?)

I've seen a number of logo's, the best is of an early airplane. Obviously to express that the phonograph could be used anywhere. And as the kids demonstrate, the counterbalanced tonearm allows records to be played in any position, defying gravity.

There's a good set of pics here:
https://grammophon-platten.de/e107_plug ... 39220.last


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz: what are these kids doing wrong?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:49 pm 
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I loved the quiz:) Thanks for sharing, and as always..one should never underestimate children:;)


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