'Orchorsol' question

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'Orchorsol' question

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I notice that some Orchorsol gramophones have the 'crying baby' logo / trade mark and some do not. (Some just have the name and address).

Does anyone know why this is ?

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From the portables I have seen, I think that the revolting image of the bawling infant came later. I cannot imagine how or why it was chosen, but it cannot have helped sales of what was once a name mentioned in the same circles as EMG.

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Stuff of nightmares, that image! I think epigramophone is right, it came later.
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Thank you very much epigramophone and orchorsol.

Very interesting indeed.

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They took photos of the first family to own one and it scared the baby to death...
The image is important , since it became the first of many "Consumer Warning" labels - "Don't blame us if it scares your baby".
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Curt A wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:50 am They took photos of the first family to own one and it scared the baby to death...
The image is important , since it became the first of many "Consumer Warning" labels - "Don't blame us if it scares your baby".

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Where did you find this information Curt A ?

Which year was this please ?

(If you were joking then just ignore me !).

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SORRY... it was just a bad joke... :roll:

I grew up with British humor... i.e. Monty Python
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