Montross Berliner



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The path to a reliable spring motor for the Gramophone was winding and arduous.

In 1896 Levi Montross of Camden, New Jersey was approached to develop an improved motor.

This machine with a lever wind mechanism is know to collectors as the Tin Can Berliner.


Berliner Gramophone winding mechanism
The ratchet wind arrangement would be dropped upon the arrival of the Improved Gram-o-phone of 1897.
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Berliner reproducerStrap type reproducer.
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