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Author:  Bob78 [ Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Help with identification please

Hello, I am new to the forum, I have recently purchased this gramophone, does anyone have any ideas what it is?

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Author:  Sidewinder [ Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification please

Hi, as nice and original as it is, its not a machine that one can attribute easily to a specific maker as there were many small manufacturers in Germany / France / Switzerland building machines like this from components. Even the large manufacturers like Parlophone made in this style, Parlophone usually had some ID on the machine.

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Author:  Bob78 [ Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification please

Hello Sidewinder,
Thank you for your help and the Parlaphone attachment,I had an idea it was possibly German although there are no markings, not even on the motor.
Best regards, Bob

Author:  epigramophone [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification please

The applied metal decoration on the case is typical of Swiss/German machines, which were exported to the UK in large numbers. Many carried no brand name, and it was not unusual for some UK distributors to add their own.

Is there a manufacturer's name and/or country of origin on the soundbox? Pictures may help with identification, although after more than 100 years one can never be sure that the soundbox is original to an unbranded machine.

Author:  Bob78 [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification please

Hi Epigramophone,
Thank you for your reply and information, the soundbox is a Festival Grand Reproducer and says British Made, I have attached a pic and also one of the inside of the case.
Best regards,

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