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A rare Neophone Home Recorder,
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A rare Neophone Home Recorder,

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A rare Neophone Home Recorder,
the nickel-plated arm containing a lead-screw driven by bevel gears from a stud on the turntable spindle, with lift-lever for the floating recorder or reproducer and pivoted bracket for fixing to the motor-board, with aluminium recording horn, reproducer and recorder in cartons, maker's carton with printed lid and un-used wax discs (mildewed), in carton -- the discs 8½in. (21cm.) diam (2)
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Although described on the lid as Système Michaelis (which applied to the Neophone records with their unique hill-and-dale recording for steel needles), this device appears to be a straightforward hill-and-dale system, using conventional phonograph floating heads, and is apparently identical to the Edison Bell 'Eureka'. Indeed, the Edison Bell name is stamped into the metal, although some five years separated its appearance under the Neophone name in 1906 and its resurrection under Edison Bell.
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