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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:06:03 PM on 16 January 2012.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 16 January 2012
 Member #: 1066
 Postcount: 4

Hi All,

I recently picked up a 1920's Electromophon (made by Albert Ebner & Co. Stuttgart) cabinet gramophone. The unit was being sold for spares only, but once I pulled it apart, I found that the only thing that needed replacing was a transmission belt, some speaker hole material and it will need to be rewired as the cable is rather fragile. The rest of the unit is in mint condition. The cabinet has hardly a scratch on it, not bad for a 91 year old!

As some of you are probably aware, an electric gramophone of this era was deemed "high end" equipment, since electricity was mainly for the wealthy.

I played an old record last night and although the motor needs some oil and the belt needs replacing, the sound was quite impressive for it's time. Some new needles will also help I'm sure.

Very proud of the unit as I know it's quite a rare machine.
I have always wanted a gramophone or phonograph, but not expecting to pick one up for $120 and in such great condition.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone on the forum and hopefully picking up some ideas, assistance and spares as required.

All the best
Andrew


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:45:33 PM on 16 January 2012.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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Welcome to the forum.

Would love to see some photos of your Electromophon. If you don't know how to host pics email them to Brad whose address is in his member profile.

Otherwise, post links to them in the Vintage Gramophones and Phonographs section.


 
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