[78-L] another 5" Berliner?

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Wed May 20 07:50:40 PDT 2015

Stephan Puille, a Berliner himself, has estimated that more than 25 000 
copies may have been pressed of around 600 different titles. There were 
recordings in German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian etc.

On 2015-05-20 15:01, Joe Salerno wrote:
> This is all terribly interesting! So now I wonder how many of these
> things are known to exist.
> Joe Salerno
> On 5/20/2015 2:28 AM, Thomas HENRY wrote:
>> You'll find many scans of 5" Berliner on Henri Chamoux's website:
>> http://www.archeophone.org/Berliner5inch/index.php#liste
>> 2015-05-20 7:29 GMT+02:00 Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com.invalid>:
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> From: Royal Pemberton <ampex354 at gmail.com.invalid>
>>>>    Emile's grandson Oliver has a few 5" Berliners....you'll appreciate the
>>>>    irony of his keeping them in a DVD (or is it a CD) jewel box.
>>> It is a CD jewel box and he demonstrates during his talks that they are
>>> the same size as a DGG CD when he holds the two up. The very first
>>> picture in my history of record sleeves presentation at ARSC next week
>>> will be a closeup of Oliver holding one of those 5-inch Berliners --
>>> and it GLEAMS!!!  It is MINT.  Absolutely NEW condition. And thanks to
>>> this ebay listing I have a better picture to show of a printed reverse
>>> side.  The picture I am replacing was very small, so this notice of this
>>> listing came just in time!!
>>> If you want to see the pictures of Oliver with the CD and Berliner disc
>>> right now, they are in a facebook photo album I took at a talk he gave
>>> in NYC a few years ago.
>>> https://www.facebook.com/michael.biel.5/media_set?set=a.3806613736160.151589.1601915596&type=3
>>> See you all at ARSC (I hope).
>>> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
>>> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:49 PM, Kristjan Saag <saag at telia.com.invalid>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Nice!
>>>> The probably largest single collection of 5' Germany pressed Berliners
>>>> is at the Swedish National Radio record archive, a host of about 20
>>>> discs. Stephan Puille, another list member, has all the details about
>>>> them - he has helped to catalogue them.
>>>> It's a bit ironic, now that Swedish Radio has sacked all their
>>>> experienced technicians, so that hundreds of thousands 78's, LP:s, EP:s
>>>> and 45 rpm singles, not to mention the Berliner's and cylinders, are
>>>> practically unplayable.
>>>> Remember the old joke about the record collector who comes to hell, a
>>>> little bit disappointed because he had been a good guy, but is cheered
>>>> up by the hoofed host who shows him to his house and presents him with a
>>>> collection of all gramophone records ever released, all in mint
>>>> collection, perfectly shelved and with all discographical notes at hand.
>>>> "Well, that's not bad", he says, and it's all mine?
>>>> "Of course", the old devil answers him, "enjoy yourself as long as you
>>>> like".
>>>> "Well, I can't wait to get started", the man says. "Where's the record
>>>> player?"
>>>> "Record player?"
>>>> That's Swedish Radio now. I'm reminded of it every week when I order
>>>> vinyl or shellac tracks for my programme.
>>>> Kristjan
>>>> On 2015-05-19 18:05, Joe Salerno wrote:
>>>>> Kurt just offered one in his most recent Naucktion and here is yet
>>>>> another on ebay. I've seen plenty 7" but never a 5" offered.
>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/301637776903?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true
>>>>> It sure would look nice framed on my wall.
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