The Peter Pan gramophone was designed in about 1922 by Frederick Ferris and built by his company “The Peter Pan Gramophone Company Ltd.” London. There were several small gramophones made in the 1920s and, because of their likeness to box cameras of the same period, became known as “Cameraphones”. There was also an actual “Cameraphone” available of similar design.
This example is one of the first Peter Pan designs complete with a telescopic aluminium horn, as you can imagine some , or all, of the sections of the horn are often missing, but this one is complete. Later Peter Pan models had a bellows type horn that sprung open as the case was opened.
There is a Swiss Thorens motor and “spider” type turntable that open out to accept up to a 10″ record. The two knobs on the front of case are the speed control and the on/off switch. The sound-box is also a Swiss design with the Peter Pan logo legend behind the mica diaphragm. The gramophone is complete and original, the carry handle is worn but has not been replaced.
The gramophone actually plays quite well, but would be collected for interest and rarity rather than for playing quality.