Likewise, collectors of phonographs or gramophones neglected the talking postcards, because they are difficult tor reproduce and tend to have a faint sound.
Nevertheless, they are a fascinating subject not only for technical reasons but also because of their obvious social implications which latter aspect was in the foreground of a BBC radio feature in 2002 [Matthew Dodd & Alan Dein, "The Singing Postcard", London, ].
A two-part history of the early phono postcards was published in German language as "Phono-Karten, eine industriegeschichtliche Entdeckungsreise" 1.
The reason: There have been a lot of watch manufacturing companies that have come and gone over the years.
Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.
This is probably the most common question watch collectors have.
Sometimes it is easy to answer, and sometimes it is impossible.
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Acknowledgements: Frank Andrews, Peter Bastiné, Arthur Badrock, Lyle Boehland (who provided some images), Henri Chamoux, Paul Cleary, Bill Dean-Myatt, Alan Dein, Matthew Dodd, Norman Fields, John Goslin, Herbert Gruy, Scott Hambidge (who provided details on the Advertising Record Corporation), Benno Häupl, Jos Hocks (who shared his extensive research on the subject), Alan Kelly, Allen Koenigsberg, Hans Koert, Raoul Konetzni, Franz Lechleitner, Joan Lehman, Adam Miller, Kurt Nauck, Stephan Puille, Hermann Sachse (Dresden), Gary Scott, Mary Seelhorst, Géza Gábor Simon, Paul Sonntag, Paul Steier (New York), Allan Sutton, Steve Walker, J. Although the invention dates back to 1903, collectors of shellac discs looked down on this artifact, presumably because none of the “big names” are captured on them.
Introductory notes: To the best of my knowledge, this is the first attempt to shed some light on the 78rpm “talking postcard”, which was known under many names in many countries, including: Fonopost, Sprechende Postkarte, Musik-Postkarte, Schallplatten-Postkarte, Tonbild-Postkarte, Talking Card, Gramophone Record Postcard, Phonogram Card, Singing Postcard, Carte Postale Parlante, Phonopost, Phono-Postal, Carte-Disque, and variations thereof.
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Some companies (as with the Gruen Watch Company), even lost rocords to fire or other natural disaster. I am sure they had no idea that their timepieces would someday be collected.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating