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Blackman Reproducer Attachment


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RodPickett

This unusual attachment was designed to allow a Columbia Floating Reproducer to be used on an Edison Cylinder Machine

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That's a cool attachment, Rod.  As far as I know, Blackman was the only U.S. company to offer something like this.  Henry Seymore offered a similar attachment for the early Gem in the UK (see Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks, Fig. 2-31).  The British Lambert Company catalogued another attachment that used its proprietary floating reproducer (see Antique Phonograph Accessories & Contraptions, Fig. 2-76). 

 

Bettini offered the odd Type "V" arm in the U.S. in 1902, but it was, "For those who wish to use the new style Columbia Recorder on Edison machines, in connection with Bettini arms..."  (See A World of Antique Phonographs, Fig. 3-43.)

 

Thanks for posting this great Blackman device!

 

George P.

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Oceanlinerfanatic191

Did they make anything similar so that you can play a Edison reproducer on a Columbia machine?

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1 hour ago, Oceanlinerfanatic191 said:

Did they make anything similar so that you can play a Edison reproducer on a Columbia machine?

 

Not to my knowledge.

 

George P.

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melvind

Great item, Rod. These things that show up are much of what I love about this hobby.

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Valecnik

Great item Rod.    
 

I really wonder though what would be the purpose of buying one origiinally?

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