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 Post subject: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:27 pm 
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The attached photo includes a description of a micro perophone machine from 1926 which is just before the Chromogram era.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone1926
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:30 pm 
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I think this is the machine described in the article.
Please advise


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926
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It appears to be, according to the label inside the lid...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:43 pm 
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It also follows the description of the horn mouth exiting in the space behind the motor board in the same manner as a portable. He describes it as Model MP3 which would probably make it the first ever MP3 player. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
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Who knew...? A hand cranked MP3 player... :?
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
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I would love to know what the pattern is for the horn in this machine. Does it work like a portable horn or is it inside down the back of the cabinet and coming back up through the top?


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I would love to know what the pattern is for the horn in this machine. Does it work like a portable horn or is it inside down the back of the cabinet and coming back up through the top?


Its the strangest thing. A piece of paper in the case titled Cullum's Patents with a reference to 13722/26 and 16850/26 and a dire warning about infringment and the consequences.

See attached photo.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
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F. Depero, "Grammofono", 1923.
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What an interesting folded horn, somewhat futuristic in design! This gramophone is really a "portable on steroids", with legs and all.

It would have been easy to design a horn both longer and with a larger mouth, without changing the position of all other parts, but once again it hasn't been done and I wonder why.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
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Marco Gilardetti wrote:
It would have been easy to design a horn both longer and with a larger mouth, without changing the position of all other parts, but once again it hasn't been done and I wonder why.


Yes, I'm surprised they did not fill the entire space available. Another aspect of the machine is the very thin wall thickness enclosing the space itself. As a result it is a very resonant cabinet. The woodsides and back are a mere 6mm or ¼" thick which leads me to believe that the entire cabinet is designed to resonate in sympathy with the horn. The lid is only slightly thicker as also is the motorboard and it also resonates. Clearly the horn is designed to drive the entire cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: Micro Perophone 1926 MP3 Player
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:13 pm 
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If they ever bring the phonograph back, this is the first machine they need to copy. Make these--not the massive Credenzas and whatnot that are hard enough to give away. Make a simple, straightforward, lightweight machine like this.

I wish they were find-able in the United States. It's an interesting piece for sure. Thanks for the pictures of the horn! It looks like that weird blackletter-font S that kids draw on bathroom walls, but with a phonograph stuck to it. The angles make me wonder if it was built by the people behind the Plano-Reflex tonearm,


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