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Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:07 am
by GarethDover
We have 5 x vintage dictaphones available for collection in the UK. We were left them by my mother-in-law and would like them to go to a good home/collector.

I have attached photos

Buyer collects and they are in Dover, Kent, UK.

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:39 am
by Dischoard
Too bad you weren't in the US. I would love to bring these into my school to put in a corner of the music room just to show kids and talk about how far we've come with technology. Perhaps there's someone near you who may feel the same?

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:06 pm
by GarethDover
Hopefully, we’d hate to see them be scrapped after surviving for so long.

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:17 pm
by kirtley2012
I'd save them if I weren't way up north, those shavers are useful!

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:38 pm
by Sidewinder
Kind of sad that these are not popular enough that people would make a dash down to Dover to grab them. (even if not Edison!)
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(I am way too far away)

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:26 am
by chunnybh
How odd that these should turn up now. Not something I would normally buy.
I've just got back from holiday in the gold rush city of Bendigo. An hour NW of Melbourne. Gold was discovered here in 1850 and the wealth filled the fine street of the city. Great place to find gramophone, I thought. Sure enough, I saw loads of gramophones in antiques shops and arcades. Nothing of interest. Then I saw this trio tucked away in a corner. AU$300 about £150.
I've just completed cleaning up the secretary unit with it's headphones and hydraulic foot switches. It works really well. It's beautifully built and great fun to play with.
Someone go save these in Dover. Get a courier to blanket wrap them?.

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:52 pm
by soundgen
No one really wants them do they ? BUT sometimes they sell on Ebay £125 :D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1920s-Edison ... SwQUFgPmKM

So have a go and sell them on Ebay for £10 each you may get a surprise

Re: Free dictaphones for collection in UK

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:13 am
by Orchorsol
Just to sweeten the (free) deal, if anyone is thinking of visiting Dover to pick these up, I have a similar set of Ediphones they can take away too - and I'm just outside Dover!

Or maybe as soundgen says, I'll float them on eBay at some point...