WELCOME TO MY WORKSHOP ON THE NORTH CORNWALL COAST.
I specialize in vintage gramophones and phonographs. Whether you would like to purchase or sell a gramophone or have your machine carefully restored, I would be happy to help . I also supply needles, records, cylinders and accessories for your vintage device.
My workshop is beside my home and you are more than welcome to come and visit me in West Pentire. It is recommended to contact me in advance to arrange a visit.
I am able to undertake repairs to a number of different gramophone sound-boxes. I have replacement gaskets for HMV No.4 sound-boxes in stock. I also have unused old stocks of mica and aluminium diaphragms including some recently discovered unused HMV 5B diaphragms. I have a number of re-conditioned replacement sound-boxes with prices from £25.
I am now stocking newly designed replacement back-plates for HMV No.5 and No.4 sound-boxes.
I can also supply new gramophone needles of various types including some fibre (thorn and bamboo) needles. For details of these and how to order needles, please click here. I also have a number of unused old stock gramophone mainsprings. Details on request.
Important: Vintage Gramophones play 78 rpm records only and cannot play “vinyl.
Here is a very nice example of an EMG Mark IX gramophone from just after WW2.
Originally fitted with a wind-up motor, this machine has an electric motor which has been expertly fitted together with a courtesy light in the inside of the lid.
The gramophone is in very good condition and plays very well indeed using an original EMG two-spring soundbox.
The classic papier mache horn is in good condition, but with a slight droop that has developed over time, something that these horns are subject to! The droop does not affect the sound quality which is excellent.
This gramophone may be offered for sale eventually, but I intend to keep it for a while and enjoy the experience of owning an EMG while I can.