Apollo Portable

Apollo Portable

Created by on March 1, 2019

Categories: Items of interest

This is an interesting and particularly attractive portable gramophone known as the “Folding Apollo” from 1921, (Proudfoot’s book, Collecting Phonographs and Gramophones) and made in a teak case. Like some of the early Decca models this gramophone uses the idea of reflecting the sound from a short tone arm against the back of the machine and outwards to the listener. Apollo gramophones were essentially marketed by Craies & Stavridi of London. This was the first gramophone that I collected and is still almost unique in that it stands on its end and folds outwards to play.

This Apollo gramophone is probably made by the Swiss Paillard Company.