Here is a very nice example of a small “Regal” horned gramophone from about 1910. I have tried to find out some background to the name “Regal” but, as with many of the early gramophones, there is very little information available. The name “Regal” seems to have been associated with Columbia as well as the Gramophone Company, then as “Regal Zonophone” and the production of recordings up to the present day
The gramophone is of simple design with a single spring motor, 10″ turntable and a hinged lid. There is a tapered single piece tonearm and the machine plays well with the original “Regal” sound-box. A nice feature is the panelled wooden horn, probably not original for the gramophone, but contemporary with it. A rather faded water transfer says that the gramophone was originally sold by Roberts of Croydon.
This gramophone is too delicate to send by standard courier so must be collected in person from TR8 5SE.