Here is a small gramophone from the early 1920s. It is about half the size of standard portables from that time and might have been produced as a toy gramophone, but has full sized components and a good motor. The design was probably started in 1914 with the “Compactophone” described by Christopher Proudfoot as having the “Scoop under the motor-board horn”. Other small machines had a similar design as in the “Grippa” produced by Vernon Lockwood.
This little machine has no markings and no special features, but is a simple practical gramophone, suitable to start a collection or ideal to try out that unearthed collection of ancient 78s.
The tone-arm is detachable and fits with the sound-box into the scoop horn.
Gramophone supplied with 100 needles and a small selection of 78s if required.
£40 plus p&p