JS Berliner Gramophone



This article is part of the ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPH, GRAMOPHONE AND TALKING MACHINE IDENTIFICATION GUIDES.
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A $15 economy Berliner offered by Eldridge Johnson around 1899, this machine employed components of the Improved Gramophone of 1897. It was advertised as "Not as good as our $25 instrument, but ten times better than any other talking machine." Note the absence of a tone arm.

The letters JS are stamped on the casing, their meaning unclear.


JS Berliner
JS Berliner reproducer
These pictures were taken a number of years ago with the first of the digital cameras, so the resolution isn't as high as with most of the other images on this site. Nonetheless, you can still clearly see the 'JS' stamped on the reproducer of this example.
JS Berliner horn
The black funnel horn was decorated with a red stripe.
JS Berliner casting

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