August & Co, Berlin



August were one of the early German phonograph manufacturers. Around 1900 they were situated at Ritterstrasse 75 in Berlin. In 1898 August & Co were located at Ritterstrasse 48, and were selling Puck style phonographs manufactured by Lindstrom (who at the time only sold through 3rd parties)


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This machine has a number of unique features: The horn, the start stop lever on the opposite side than the motor, the regulator parallel to the mandrel, and the mandrel with sprung cut-outs that hold the cylinder onto the mandrel. Intended for 2 minute wax cylinders.

The wood base has no latches or catches that would indicate that there was a lid with this model.


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