MY WORKSHOP IS 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 serviced, I would be happy to help . I can no longer undertake extensive restoration of larger machines. I supply records, cylinders and accessories for your vintage device.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS, I AM AFRAID THAT I CAN NO LONGER WELCOME VISITORS TO MY WORKSHOP HERE IN CORNWALL. I AM HAPPY TO COMMUNICATE BY EMAIL BUT I AM ONLY ABLE TO SUPPLY SMALLER PORTABLE GRAMOPHONES (WHEN I CAN FIND THEM!). I CAN STILL SUPPLY NEEDLES AND ACCESSORIES BY POST.
I am able to undertake repairs to a number of different gramophone sound-boxes. I have unused old stocks of mica and aluminium diaphragms and I have a number of re-conditioned replacement sound-boxes with prices from £25.
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A BATCH OF NEWLY MADE REPLACEMENT BACK-PLATES FOR HMV No.5A AND 5B SOUND-BOXES. THESE ARE REALLY WELL MADE AND RESCUE AND ACTUALLY ENHANCE DAMAGED HMV SOUND-BOXES. DAMAGE TO THESE BOXES IS DUE TO THE POT-METAL USED IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION. GETTING NEW BACKS FOR THE HMV No.4 SOUND-BOXES IS PROVING A PROBLEM, BUT I HOPE MORE WILL BE MADE SOON
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.
Important: Vintage Gramophones play 78 rpm records only and cannot play “vinyl”.
THIS IS WHERE I HAVE MY WORKSHOP AY WEST PENTIRE ON THE NORTH CORNWALL COAST.