One of the “Fibre” needle types favoured amongst collectors is made from bamboo wood, hardened and dried. These needles have a triangular cross section and can be re-sharpened several times before they get too short to use.
This cutter, shaped like a pair of scissors, was produced for use with EMG gramophones and were made at Grape Steet, London W.C.2 in about 1930. The patent cutter cuts a slice off the end of the bamboo and leaves a point that acts like a standard needle, but with a soft tone, no surface noise and minimal wear to the record.
Price £62.00 (Including postage)