Edison -Bell Portable Gramophone

Edison -Bell Portable Gramophone

Categories: Gramophone

Edison-Bell was a British Company that operated from the 1890s and acquired the rights to Edison phonographs and Bell-Tainter “Graphophones”. The Company originally sold machines made in the US and elsewhere, but eventually started making their own phonographs that were very similar to Edison machines. They were one of the very few companies that made their own motors and this example has an Edison-Bell motor. Edison-Bell were famous for making cylinder records and later 78s in many different and pioneering forms. I have come across very few Edison-Bell gramophones although there are some outstanding examples like the “Picturegram” from 1924 in which a record is accompanied by a moving picture on a roll.

This Edison-Bell portable is in very good condition with a very nice original sound-box.

The gramophone is fully serviced and works well. It comes with 100 needles and a small selection of 78s if required.
Price £160
Delivery with Hermes £15 and with DPD (Next day) £30