Where can I find documentation on a Perfectaphone machine?

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phonodesbois
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Where can I find documentation on a Perfectaphone machine?

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I didn’t succeed to find documentation on this Perfectaphone machine. Can someone help?
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A few questions:
Where was located the Perfectaphone company: Switzerland (Thorens motor and edelweiss on the back bracket) or France or…?
When this machine was made? (my guess between 1915 and 1920).
What was the horn original color?
I'm missing the crank so I would like to know how the Perfectaphone ones are.
Thanks!
Jeff

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Re: Where can I find documentation on a Perfectaphone machine?

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Perfectaphone was founded in about 1910 by Constantin Furn of 8 Rue Martel, Paris.
Perfectaphone records were vertically cut, at least to begin with, and were sold in the UK.
The company went into liquidation in 1934.

Your machine is probably of pre-1920 date, and the horn would have been available in a choice of colours.

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Re: Where can I find documentation on a Perfectaphone machine?

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Not to be confused with the Leeds based "Perfectophone" in the UK !

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Re: Where can I find documentation on a Perfectaphone machine?

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Thanks a lot for the info!
When browsing the Internet, I just found one single back-mount Perfectaphone phonograph... It sounds like their main business was 78rpm records with nice labels!

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