Gramophone and Phonograph reference books.
Gramophone and Phonograph References I am frequently asked about the origins and history of the talking machines that turn up in attics, barns and occasionally on waste tips, or that have been passed down through the family. Many are over 100 years old now and trying to find out about where they came from is […]
Two Minute Wax Cylinders.
This is an updated list of two minute wax cylinders that I have in stock at the moment. They are mostly in their original boxes and are of varying condition, but all play to some degree. I am selling them at £3 each plus P&P. Wax cylinders are very delicate and do not travel well […]
Boxed sets of needle tins
Here are some boxed sets of unused needles. Two unopened boxes contain tins of “Songster” needles. They are marked “medium tone” needles but in different types of box. Each box contain 200 needles. Other sets include rare “Petmecky” long play chrome alloy needles and even more unusual “Swiss made “Melograph” needles. These tins contain 100 […]
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 […]
Davey (EMG) bamboo needle cutter
This is a patent needle cutter for bamboo needles. Fibre needles can be re-sharpened several times so are rightly referred to as “long play “needles. The “Davey” cutter is of interest to collectors of EMG accessories. Price including postage £58.00
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. […]
Blue Amberol Phonograph Cylinders
I have a number of Blue Amberol phonograph cylinders in stock, in good condition. These records are from the early part of the 20th century and were a great improvement on the original wax cylinders that played for only two minutes. The Blue Amberols played for four minutes and were made of celluloid and much […]
There are many different types of sound-boxes. Ideally the one for your gramophone should be the original one with the same logo as the gramophone itself, however it is often necessary to find a replacement sound-box or to upgrade the one you have. There are two main types of sound-box, the standard one as found […]