Puck Lohengrin



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Inexpensive Puck type machines were manufactured in Germany beginning around 1905. There were a number of variations of Puck machines, almost all employing a single spring motor and dropping the feed screw in favor of balancing a small horn upon the cylinder. The most commonly seen Puck design consisted of a trivet type base with lyre decoration, somewhat in the manner of the Columbia AP and AQ.

Puck machines were sold in large numbers on the continent, and were later sold in smaller numbers in the United States. The model depicted here was probably sold as a Puck Lohengrin. As the entire motor sat above the bedplate, the wooden case served solely as a decorative stand. There was also a lid for this machine, not shown in the images.


Puck Lohengrin
The case is quite lightweight and small. With the wooden case, the machine was known as a Kastenpuck.
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Kastenpuck
The reproducer here has been turned upside down to prevent damage in storage. Without a feed screw, the horn must be balanced just right to be driven by the groove of the record.
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Puck phonograph
This is the proper horn for a Puck machine. It is not known if the horn for this model always came in this blue color.
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