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Having recently bought 9 lots of rolls from a dispersal sale last Saturday I'm amazed to discover what was lurking in the boxes! Some of the contents I already knew, because they came from the estate of a very good friend of mine, the late John Nixon.
There must be well over 400 rolls and I've only managed to go through a handfull to date. Sadly I had to stop bidding at this point because my trusty Rover wouldn't carry any more! As it was, the suspension sat on the bump stops all the way home!
Although there are lots of rolls that I'd like to know a bit more about, including some very early QRS rolls with roll numbers in the low 100's, the one I'm curious about is labelled Otto Higel Co.(roll 0504, Ben Hur Chariot Race). My player is actually a Higel metal player but I didn't realise that they made rolls as well. I thought that the player Company was American, but the adress on this roll is Toronta, Canada. On the roll ends it says Friestedt Spool and a patent number.
Did they make these rolls or get them from elsewhere?