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 Post subject: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:08 am 
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Just imagine that in the 1920 s any "dodgy" gramophone dealer could sell a "REFLECTAGRAM" to a wealthy titled person with no knowledge of acoustics or mirrors!
The "CORNETTOPHONE" came from an idea that an empty ice cream cone could be a good horn for a toy gramophone, as long as the cone had a hole in the bottom!
More to follow in a day or so, that may be even dafter than these.


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 Post subject: Re: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:48 am 
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These are very nice and funny inventions, and the decoration of the gramophones... Especially the Cornettophone with these ladies pictures all around !
Great, Alastair!
(Boooo....! :cry: this weekend we should be enjoying ourselves at Malvern!!)
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 Post subject: Re: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
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Did the Dodge E Co. happen to have a CEO by the name of Dibbler (or some variant thereof)? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
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More hilarious gems Alastair, many thanks for sharing all these!
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: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:22 am 
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Thanks Andy for your kind words.
I am leaving the most ridiculous gramophone cartoon till last of all, so it will appear in a couple of weeks or so. In between that I will send some others that I have found on my photos file, I think you, Graham, Seamus and Roger may have seen some of them before, but I thought the other chaps on the forum might like to see them as a bit of light relief!


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 Post subject: Re: The "REFLECTAGRAM" and The "CORNETTOPHONE".
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Thanks, Alastair... for giving us some insight into the fascinating, unexplainable world of British humor. As a Monty Python fan, I always wondered at the sometimes outrageous graphic presentations that were used in their programs. For American audiences, they were somewhat puzzling, but I always enjoyed them...
"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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