Gramohone Sound-Boxes

Gramohone Sound-Boxes

Categories: Accessories

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

Gold plated No.2

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. £45

Early “Exhibition” type “Zonophone” sound-box. Good condition. £70

Good quality Columbia No.24 sound-box. £40

HMV No.5A sound-box. Reconditioned and with replacement specially made back-plate. Plays very well. The back-plate has the benefit of being much lighter so less wear on the record. £65