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by donjohnson24
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: gmemg (aka the colonel)'s collection
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: gmemg (aka the colonel)'s collection

I was only involved with helping with his website, but from what I've seen here in the past you seem eminently suitable to receive the Colonel's collection - congratulations! After you've visited to see what is there, just to satisfy our curiosity, could you perhaps let us know where is is stored, a...
by donjohnson24
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"

It is worth scrolling to the last reply on that website.
by donjohnson24
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"

I did get some nasty messages relating to the fact that he died back in January 2019 - but deleted them.

There was also another message from a member of this group, but unfortunately I cannot find it.

However, the lack of activity would seem to confirm the fact.
by donjohnson24
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"

Yes, I did the same a couple of weeks ago - and the same nil response
by donjohnson24
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: The "End" of this Board or "Shirtley Wets Himself"

It may not be the end of this Board, but I have seen nothing posted here in any of the forums for weeks/months ?

Or is it just me ?
by donjohnson24
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Modern people "Snowflakes" - Exposed CLPGS ?
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Modern people "Snowflakes" - Exposed CLPGS ?

The amazing thing is how devastated the girl is that she has been treated so abominably - she genuinely feels so hard done by, and cannot even see the poetic justice involved with her being exposed on the very medium that she herself exploits.
by donjohnson24
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion,
Topic: how to buy records, or not! 1926
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: how to buy records, or not! 1926

Excellent advice! :D
by donjohnson24
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Soundboxes, Needles, Motors, Accessories, gadgets & Parts
Topic: Songster Needles on Flog-It
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Songster Needles on Flog-It

In case you aficionados missed it - my wife was watching BBCTV's Flog-It when I popped into the lounge just now, and she drew my attention to the auction of a trade pack of 24 Songster Needle boxes - unopened and in mint, 'As New' condition. They quickly sold for £220.
by donjohnson24
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: CLPGS Watch or Society News
Topic: CLPGS Driving Documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: CLPGS Driving Documentary

James's expressions of concerned confusion are wonderfully accurate!
by donjohnson24
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical/Instrumental,
Topic: 1933 record of Egmont overture, indian pressing
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: 1933 record of Egmont overture, indian pressing

The link goes to Toscanini La scala di seta (The silken ladder) - Overture (1938) rather than Egmont ????
by donjohnson24
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Records
Topic: interesting note about record societies from July 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: interesting note about record societies from July 1933

Gmemg wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Wasn't that book once called "hymns Ancient & modern" ? or have the brought out some sort of woeful happy - clappy version now ?
Thankfully not! :roll:
by donjohnson24
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Records
Topic: interesting note about record societies from July 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: interesting note about record societies from July 1933

that's a very interesting article - i have read it in the actual magazine but it would have taken weeks to copy it into a form you could read I'm not sure if you are referring to the poor visual quality of the article, or to the process of translating print into electronic text, but if it is the la...
by donjohnson24
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Seymour/EMG/Expert/Bond cascade
Topic: EMG Wire recorder ?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: EMG Wire recorder ?

I remember back around 1953 being shown a wire recorder by our next door neighbour, who was the manager of a entertainment hall in Ponders End, Enfield, Middlesex, and as a boy interested in crystal sets and the like, being amazed that the rather roughly wound spools of wire could contain music and ...
by donjohnson24
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'

And tonight - 30th March - an Edison 'Gem' phonograph got some TLC.
by donjohnson24
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'

That should be https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... episode-11

Just to mention that if an address does not display as a link (usually a different colour and underlined)
then it will not work as it has errors somewhere
by donjohnson24
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Peter Pan Machine on 'The Repair Shop'

Did you see the restoration of a Peter Pan portable machine on BBC2's The Repair Shop programme on Monday 26th March ? I believe it was Episode 11 if you have Catch Up . And there were renovations of an old National shop till and a rabbit in a cabbage (or was that Episode 10?) Its an interesting pro...
by donjohnson24
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Machine Catalogues & Adverts,
Topic: Maxitone Catalogue 1937/8
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Maxitone Catalogue 1937/8

Thank you, Colonel.
by donjohnson24
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Machine Catalogues & Adverts,
Topic: Maxitone Catalogue 1937/8
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Maxitone Catalogue 1937/8

As someone who has only a curiosity about gramophones rather than any depth of knowledge, I was surprised to see how many different Sound Boxes were available in the catalogue; there is even a Showcase for an owner with multiple items from which to choose. Can you please enlighten a layman - in gene...
by donjohnson24
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Machines & Portables
Topic: Algraphone Algrette - Seymour Machine ?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Algraphone Algrette - Seymour Machine ?

Colonel, your link is to a picture, NOT a video!
by donjohnson24
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How Pianola Rolls are STILL made
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: How Pianola Rolls are STILL made

Looking at the roll-making video, it was either shot some time ago, or the equipment has been in use for some time - viz the 5 1/4 inch floppy disc drive on a very old PC! Besides Player Pianos or Pianolas and fair organs, the punched sheet system was very much the medium for music on small mechanic...

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