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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:57 pm 
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From Diner's Club Magazine, November 1961.


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AmberolaAndy wrote:
Ohio collector: August 11, 1970


Wow, I knew that guy! That article must be from the Akron Beacon Journal. Jabe Tarter was the paper's antiques "expert" but as you can see, his knowledge here was quite lacking. If I recall, Dew's name was Clay.

You have to remember that in the days before the Internet and Google, you had some books- if you could find them- about this hobby, or you had the (often) misinformation the oldsters and "experts" seemed to make up as they went along.

I remember for years as a kid collector hearing that the REALLY old records were "the real thick ones". I was thrilled to finally get my first Edison DD at about age 9, and it must have been REALLY old, too, because you could hardly hear anything on it on my GE portable... :lol:
"He who dies with the most shellac wins"- some nutty record geek


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:34 am 
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gramophone-georg wrote:
AmberolaAndy wrote:
Ohio collector: August 11, 1970


Wow, I knew that guy! That article must be from the Akron Beacon Journal. Jabe Tarter was the paper's antiques "expert" but as you can see, his knowledge here was quite lacking. If I recall, Dew's name was Clay.

You have to remember that in the days before the Internet and Google, you had some books- if you could find them- about this hobby, or you had the (often) misinformation the oldsters and "experts" seemed to make up as they went along.

I remember for years as a kid collector hearing that the REALLY old records were "the real thick ones". I was thrilled to finally get my first Edison DD at about age 9, and it must have been REALLY old, too, because you could hardly hear anything on it on my GE portable... :lol:


I guess that was a common misconception because they probably assume anything with Edison on it came before anybody else because he was the inventor.


Article on old records : April 21, 1985


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 Post subject: Re: Old newspaper articles about collectors & other phono to
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:37 am 
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startgroove wrote:
From Diner's Club Magazine, November 1961.


Thank you. I’m starting to run out of articles in my folder to post here. I think it’s time to do more searching on newspapers.com!

Although the machines pictured are not exactly 1890s, but what did they have in 1961 to tell them their machine was a decade newer?


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