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"Rare Piece" - in pieces - UPDATE

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Granted, this is a rarely found Phonopostal card frame... BUT... what do you do with it? :? :roll:
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/114179122774?mk ... olid=10001

Even if you glued it back together, the pot metal that remains looks like it's going to self destruct at any time...
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Curt A wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:36 am Granted, this is a rarely found Phonopostal card frame... BUT... what do you do with it? :? :roll:

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What was done with it ? :?

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Nothing... this is how they listed it for sale...
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Curt A wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:41 am Nothing... this is how they listed it for sale...
I think he means, what was it used for originally. That would be my question as well.

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It is the recording frame for a PhonoPostal phonograph that allowed you to record messages on a postcard and mail it to a friend, who also had a PhonoPostal machine to play it back on... an early version of email...
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Wow, very cool! Thanks Curt!

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At 18;18 begins a description of the technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxfnKQf28M

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And at 10:40 there is another broken frame.
Interesting video, thanks.

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I wonder if anyone would make reproductions of those?Couldn't hurt to find out. edisonplayer

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edisonplayer wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:33 am I wonder if anyone would make reproductions of those?Couldn't hurt to find out. edisonplayer
Since the machines are a needle in a haystack find - only four known in North America and two owned by the guy who did the previous video - I would conclude that the market for repro frames would be infinitesimal to non-existent... Meaning unprofitable to pursue...
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