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What is a Heineman Flyer?
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Steve    Posted 01-17-2002 at 11:09:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found an old piece of cast iron buried on the farm. It is about 4"x4" but not exactly square and appears to be a cover plate for some type of small machine. Cast into the plate is the word Heineman and what appears to be "Flyer."

Does anyone recognize these names and can you tell me anything about what this may have come off of? This farm has been worked for over 150 years so there is a pretty good time span for possibilities.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Russ Nelson    Posted 06-10-2003 at 23:54:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found the following about the motor at

The Heineman Connection
In 1916, Carl Lindström attempted to enter the U.S. market through Otto Heineman, a Lindström executive. A German citizen, Heineman had been stranded in the states at the outbreak of German hostilities in 1914. With little hope of returning home soon, he established the Otto Heineman Phonograph Supply Company in New York in December 1915.

Heineman initially showed no interest in producing records, preferring instead to concentrate on high-quality phonograph motors, parts, and needles. In 1916, however, he signed a contract with Carl Lindström under which he agreed to press European Odeon masters for distribution within the United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. The contract further stipulated that Lindström would be allowed to press and distribute Heineman's American masters in Europe.

E R Nelson    Posted 09-12-2002 at 22:26:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Heineman Flyer portable wind up record phonograph. The plate matches the description of the back plate on my record player motor. My model was made in 1915 by the Heineman flyer company. I have a picture saved of my plate... if you want to see it e-mail me and I will send it. Russ,

Donna    Posted 01-17-2002 at 14:58:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If memory serves me right, Heineman Flyer is a Swiss Chicken, and the Fryer was so named, If memory serves me correct??

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