Category: Accessories

“Nipper” Dog Model

“Nipper” the Fox Terrier features in, probably, the best known advert of all time as used in The Gramophone Company’s “His Master’s Voice” logo. Originally these models were used as window dressing in gramophone and record shops and were cheaply made from papier mache on a wire frame. Original models are hard to find nowadays […]

Boxed sets of needle tins

Here are two boxed sets of unused “Songster” needles. Both are marked “medium tone” needles but in different types of box. Each box contain 200 needles. In general I advise not to use old needles, but the boxes are collector’s items, especially in this format. There are six tins in each pack. Price, including postage […]

Two Minute Wax Cylinders

Here is a list of two minute wax cylinders that I bought recently. They are mainly in their own original boxes and , although worn, play reasonably well. There are a number of famous music hall artists amongst them, including Florrie Forde and George Formby. Prices £5- £10 each plus p&p In the shade of […]

Rare collector’s item. Needle tins.

Here is a chance to buy a complete unused original set of Swiss Made “Melograph Salon” trailer needles in their original unopened carton. Price for the set of five tins, including postage £40

IM Thorn Needles

This is a rare opportunity to buy some of the very best of thorn needles. The IM fibre needles were sold in unique “Top Hat” boxes containing ten high quality needles. Modern thorn needles are still available, but these original unused old stock needles are superior. Each of the needles can be re-sharpened several times […]

Fibre Needle Cutters and Sharpeners

There are two main types of fibre needles, Thorn needles and Bamboo needles. Both are basically hardened wooden needles that can be re-sharpened after playing. Bamboo needles usually have a triangular cross-section and need a suitable hole in the sound-box to fit. These are sharpened by cutting off a slice at the end of the […]

Gramophone winding handles

It’s really annoying when the winder for your gramophone goes missing or was not there when purchased! Here are few original winders for HMV gramophones. HMV winders for the following gramophones some are suitable for more than one machine. Models; 101 (portable), 103 and 104 (Table models ), 109 (Table model) , Model 11 cabinet. […]