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 Post subject: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:30 am 
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I have only ever seen one of these in the last 30 years must be very rare?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Rare-Terpop ... 3a847ab7f9


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:02 am 
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I think something like this falls into the category of Rare, but not Valuable.


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:46 am 
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One that sold on US eBay a few months ago. $212.50 + shipping

I think it's an interesting little machine.


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:25 pm 
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estott wrote:
I think something like this falls into the category of Rare, but not Valuable.


Nice to have in a collection though ? No ?


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:31 pm 
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soundgen wrote:
estott wrote:
I think something like this falls into the category of Rare, but not Valuable.


Nice to have in a collection though ? No ?


Oh yes, certainly- but not worth more than a few hundred at most, at least to me.


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:32 pm 
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One more thing for this thread... I was looking through some of my phonograph/gramophone books today and I spotted a machine in Brian Jewell's "Veteran Talking Machines" (pg 100)that is very similar to the Terpophon, however the book says it's a Tempophon. Maybe a misprint in the book? The image is too small to make out the decal, but it is very similar. I'm guessing that the author made a mistake.


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Retrograde wrote:
One more thing for this thread... I was looking through some of my phonograph/gramophone books today and I spotted a machine in Brian Jewell's "Veteran Talking Machines" (pg 100)that is very similar to the Terpophon, however the book says it's a Tempophon. Maybe a misprint in the book? The image is too small to make out the decal, but it is very similar. I'm guessing that the author made a mistake.


I think I remember seeing a picture of a machine where Terpophon was corrected into Tempophon, or was it the other way around? Something about having to change the name for legal reasons I think? Was it in one of George F Paul's books? Don't remember...
Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: A Rare "Terpophon" Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:57 pm 
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alang wrote:
I think I remember seeing a picture of a machine where Terpophon was corrected into Tempophon, or was it the other way around? Something about having to change the name for legal reasons I think? Was it in one of George F Paul's books? Don't remember...
Andreas


I don't remember either! :lol:

George P.


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