Klingsor Talking Machine
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Klingsor talking machines were manufactured in Germany beginning around 1904. The piano wire strings were touted as vibrating in resonance with the music, thereby enhancing the sound. There were a number of Klingsor models, tabletop and upright.
Although this Victrola type phonograph was of European origin it was advertised in popular periodicals in the United States.
The horn is made out of a composition like plastic material. The celluloid tag under the horn on this machine was marked with the name of a distributor in Scotland. This style cabinet, with the horn mounted above the turntable and slightly jutting out of the cabinet, is indicative of the earliest internal horn Victrola type machines such as the German Hymnophon.
The reproducer on this Klingsor is not original to the machine. It is not known what model designation was carried by this example. Some Klingsor type machines have been reproduced.