Watchtower Gramophone on Ebay

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Watchtower Gramophone on Ebay

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:56 pm

I saw this on ebay and tried to recall the last time i had seen one for sale ..........I couldn't but then i couldn't think of anyone (apart from Rob) who might want to buy it for anything like that money - the records with it are interesting but again ONLY if you're interested in such things , i do know that a salvation Army G & T Made over £1000 in a record auction after Two of that sect saw and wanted it so who knows

I would suppose they turn up far more often in America but i couldn't find an example to find out a price from American ebay - this machine says it was made in Great Britain and whilst having an American look also appears to have a continental motor and Swiss Soundbox so it may well be more unusual than i thought

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Re: Watchtower Gramophone on Ebay

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:56 pm

Rob Wrote :

Thanks for pointing this out!
a few interesting things about this:
watchtower gramophones are not rare, however you just try buying one! Witnesses hang on to these things. I have seen two and know there is another and this is up here in Yorkshire not in america. They might not be as common as hmv etc but they're not rare, however there is a huge rarity factor about this machine and that is the london adress, which really made me do a double take. I did not know about this being on any of the watchtower machines!
Another major factor is the "exposed" record, which you can listen to here (not mine)
https://archive.org/details/ExposedByJudgeRutherford
as you can probably hear, this wasn't exactly a record most people would take door to door even then, and I have never seen a copy. I have two wt 78s but have seen many more, never a copy of this.
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Re: Watchtower Gramophone on Ebay

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm

That was a very interesting recording as the speaker wasn't speaking in what we would now call an "american" accent he sounded almost English ! i suppose until recent times a lot of People living in the USA did speak like that and may still for all i know and the impression given of the "american" accent by TV and film is not correct

Very interesting
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Re: Watchtower Gramophone on Ebay

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Rpb replied :

I just noticed there is also the record where he totaly bashes the catholic church in there which is, you guessed it, very rare even for these!

Rutherford was a soliciter so would have spoken good english, read his long, interesting and slitely mad (not even I am this mad) wikipedia here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fr ... Rutherford
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