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Re: [ARSCLIST] information requested about antique portabe phono
It may also be worth contacting the memberlist at Russian-records.com:
For those who have not seen the site, I highly recommend it for quality
scans of hard to get 78rpm disc labels.
Michael Biel wrote:
Joel Ackerman wrote:
My wife has inherited what seems to be an antique Russian portable
phonograph. The label inside reads Moskovskii Patephonii Zavod (
Moscow Phonograph Factory). Can anyone identify it? Don't seem to be
able tom post photos here but will happily send some to anyone who can
help.In the 1990s these were selling in Russia for $25 to $75 and were all
over the place, but I always already had too much luggage to think of
adding the hassle of taking one of these home. Then the USA mail order
Russian souvenir company was selling these for $125 and I should have
bought one. There are a number of different factories which made these
things as late as the late 50s, so they are not necessarily very old.
Remember, the Soviets continued to press 78s into around 1964. In my
other computer I have links to the Russian version of Ebay which has
these machines on it all the time, and might be able to find a match.
Send me a photo off-list.
Approximate date? 1930s? Value?
Mike Biel mbiel@xxxxxxxxx
16 Ocean View
Tyne & Wear
tel: 0191 289 3186