Category: Accessories

HMV Speed Tester

Getting the turntable speed right is important as it affects the pitch of the sound, especially noticeable for music.. For several years it was common to do this with a strobe disc placed on the turntable that responded to electric lighting which flashed a 50 cycles per second. When the speed was right, bars on […]

Gramophone Mainspring.

Here is an opportunity to buy a replacement mainspring for your wind-up gramophone. These are unused old stock springs, boxed. The springs are one inch wide and with a “hub” centre fitting. They are suitable for the motors of HMV models 101, 102, 103 and 104. I have ten available. I also have in stock […]

Record cleaners.

When records are played, they can build up dust in the surface. Several dusters/cleaners are available to cope with that.

Bamboo (Fibre) needle sharpeners

Bamboo needles have a triangular cross section and fit into sound-boxes with a triangular hole to match this. To re-sharpen the needle after use a slice is cut off the end to provide a new point. Each of these cutters accept the bamboo so that the correct angle is produced.

Thorn “Fibre” needle sharpeners

Many collectors prefer to use fibre (wooden) needles to play their treasured records. Wooden needles, that are either made from thorn wood or bamboo, do not wear the record surface in the way that steel needles do and produce little or no surface noise when playing. Fibre needles can be re-sharpened many times before discarding, […]

Gramophone Needle Tins

Here are four trays of needle tins with prices. You can select a tin by choosing a tray number and then the row A,B,C,D and column 1,2,3,4. So that, for example, the green “Meritone” tin at £14 would be Tray 2, Row C, Column 3. (2.C,3)

Two Minute Wax Cylinders.

This is a small selection of two minute wax cylinders that I bought recently.They are mainly in their original boxes. Most are in good playing condition. The titles, however, are often difficult to read so there are some uncertainties. Wax cylinders must be considered as collectors items as they are very fragile and, over time, […]

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 […]

Gramohone Sound-Boxes

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 […]