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 on most UK machines in which the end of the tone-arm plugs into the sound-box (Type 1) and the “Continental” type in which a tube at the back of the sound-box plugs into the end of the tone-arm which has an enlarged spring end to accept it. (Type 2)
In the picture type 1 is on the left and type 2 on the right
I have a number of replacement sound-boxes available.
This is an HMV No.2 sound-box used in machines from the early 1920s in a period between the Exhibition and No.4 boxes. This example has a gold plated finish. £60.
The fitting is a for the HMV Exhibition and No.4 sound-box.
Large size “Decca” sound-box. Type 1 fitting. £35.00
Rare and important HMV “Exhibition” sound-box for early HMV machines £75.00
“Gilbert” (Sheffield) sound-box with Mother-of-Pearl front. Type 2 fit. £30.00
Replacement sound-box with Type 2 fit. £20.00
German “Exhibition” sound-box. Made in Berlin. £70.
Very rare “Terpophon” sound-box. Priceless if you have a collectable Terpophon miniature gramophone. Type two fitting. £45
Early “Exhibition” type “Zonophone” sound-box. Good condition. £70
Good quality Columbia No.24 sound-box. £40.
unique Columbia fitting
HMV No.5Bsound-box. Good original condition and with no sign of corrosion due to the pot metal decay that these sound-boxes are prone to. Larger HMV tone -arm fitting as used from 1930. £80
Songster sound-boxes are well made and are not subject to deterioration due to pot-metal decay. This example has been serviced with new gaskets and diaphragm and plays well. Type two fitting. £35
Columbia sound-boxes are really well-made and perform as well as the best HMV ones. This is a No.9 sound-box with a large diaphragm and in good condition. The fitting is specifically for Columbia tone-arms only. £45