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Pathe "Coq" French Cylinder Phonograph with the rare Systeme Verite attachment


The Systeme Verite is really the object of pride here, showcased on a lovely Pathe Coq. The Systeme Verite was attached by the French retailer and served to allow the reproducer and horn to float in the cylinder grooves. It is unclear why they considered that an improvement, however, such complicated attachments are rarely found complete today.

 


From the front, the aluminum horn really draws the eye.

 


The rooster decal, "Je Chante Haut et Clair"... in gorgeous red and gold.

 


The same logo is engraved on the gear cover.

 


Note the clean mechanism ... and the similarity to a Columbia "Eagle". (Eagle vs. Rooster?)

 


The Pathe reproducer (from Ste Anne de Beaupre) has all the appropriate detail.

 


Floating stylus to ride in the grooves.

 


One more view of the Systeme Verite and its support components.

 

The French Pathe Coq ("Rooster") was a copy of the American Columbia B "Eagle" phonograph, with a similar size and design, and intended to be an entry level popular entertainment machine. When sold through the retailer Girard, many Pathe cylinder phonographs received the "Systeme Verite" attachment, consisting of horn, reproducer, and horn supports that allowed the reproducer to float in the record grooves, rather than be driven by the feedscrew mechanism. This example is such a machine. In superb condition, including an excellent Rooster trademark decal on the lid and clean working mechanisms, a nice showpiece. The horn, cranes, and machine are all original. The reproducer and rubber connector are excellent replicas from Jean-Paul Agnard.


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