Here is another small portable gramophone with the name “Apollo”.,
Collector’s will know that Apollo gramophones were made by the Swiss Copmany, Palliard and this portable is from the early 1920s. Christopher Proudfoot in an article in “For the record” referred to this particular model as the “Phoebus”.
Apollo gramophones experimented with the “Reflex” sound-system in which the sound from the sound-box and tone arm is reflected from a bowl in the lid and outwards towards the listener. In this case vthe bowl is fashioned in cardboard and is very delicate. The bowl carries the arttractive “Apollo” logo on each side.
This rare gramophone has been carefully restored and plays well but must be considered more of a collector’s item than a machine to be used as a work-horse player.
The gramophone comes with 100 needles and a selection of 78s if required. Delivery with DPD (Next day) is £30 and with Hermes £15