Category: Accessories

Rare Australian Record.

This is a rare 78 produced by the Australian Travel Association. Side one and the cover sleeve refer to the song of the Kookaburra or “The bird that laughs” and is narrated by Edith Appleton and Terence Crisp. Side two is “Australia’s amazing fauna” by Dr. E Nicholls. For the collector of unusual early records […]

Replacement back-plates for the HMV No.5A sound-box

An engineer colleague has managed to produce a few more of the backplates that fit the HMV No.5A or 5B sound-boxes. More and more of the originals are suffering from pot-metal decay and develop cracks , especially around the locating pin but also more generally. The pot-metal alloy swells with age and this means that […]

British Music Hall on Record

Here is an opportunity to acquire a rare and unique book by Brian Rust. Brian Rust is probably bet known for his comprehensive reference book “Jazz Records 1897-1942” but here the same detailed work concentrates on Music Hall recordings on discs and cylinders. This hard backed example is in excellent condition and is a must […]

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 a small selection of two minute wax cylinderrs that I boght recently.They are mainly Clarion recodings and in their original boxes. Most are in good playing condition. The titles, however, are often difficult to read so there are some uncertainties. UPDATED 16.5.22 Wax Two Minute Cylinders. 7.5.22 When you’re a long way from […]

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 […]

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

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 […]