The Fauvette

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This bizarre, by its upperworks, and heavy phonograph was bought with an identification plate not fixed to the machine but supposed to be the right one.  It says: "Societe anonyme francaise de phonographes LA FAUVETTE, 5, Bd Poissonniere, Paris -La Sirene- Bte SGDG FRANCE-ETRANGER".  It has a special reproducer with adjusting volume and the wax cylinder shown has a brass colar at each end to fit the tapered mandrel.  It is the only machine that I know where you can put an horn crane fixed to the reproducer carriage, so which moves with it.

I just learn that in fact, this machine is a German Excelsior imported in France and sold by Laurent & Salomon from Paris.

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