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LARGE RECORD STORAGE UNIT
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From the Ian Calderbank Collection accumulated over nearly 30 years




TURNTABLE 78 rpm SPEED TESTER - STROBE DISC

Please see the Topic "TURNTABLE SPEED - How to check it is revolving at 78 RPM"
on the Help & Information page of my Website


Gramophone Felt

This Strobe Disc is designed to work in the UK and most of the World where electricity is 50 cycles per second.

This thick Cardboard Disc is about 0.4cm thick and 10" (25.5cm) in diameter.

FOR SALE GBP3




Gramophone Felt

Here in the UK and most of the World where electricity is 50 cycles per second
this Decca 10" (25cm) 78 rpm Record has a Strobe indicator for 78 rpm.

We'll Gather Lilacs / Wouldn't it be Nice.

FOR SALE GBP3




RECORD CLEANERS


Gramophone Felt

Two Calotherm Record Cleaning Cloths for Vinyl Records

The Cloth is specially impregnated with an anti-static agent.
To initially activate the agent, lightly sprinkle with water.

Just wipe the Record and put the cloth back in the plastic Wallet

FOR SALE AT GBP3 FOR THE TWO CLOTHS




GRAMOPHONE NEEDLES - WOODEN - FIBRE - THORN


78 rpm records are normally played with a steel needle, but if the record is rare or valuable it is best played with a needle that is kinder to the record surface.
These needles made from a hard wood or a hard non-ferrous material are described in the Topic "GRAMOPHONE NEEDLES - Wooden, Thorn & Fibre" on the Help & Information page of my Website.

Needle

These needles are round and made from a hard non-ferrous material
Approximately 0.75" (2cm) in Length
After use the Needles can be re-pointed with for example an IM Needle Sharpener.

FOR SALE At GBP4 per Pack of 20 Needles (Only 5 Packs Available)




Needle

These needles are triangular and made from Bamboo in 1973
Approximately 1.25" (3cm) in Length
After use the Needles can be re-sharpened using a needle cutter or extremely sharp blade.

FOR SALE At GBP5 per Pack of 14 Needles (Only 1 Pack Available)




BROADCASTER LONG LIFE GRAMOPHONE NEEDLE



Needle Handle

This Needle was designed to be used on an ELECTRIC Record Deck, Record Player or Radiogram that would normally play 78's with a steel needle.
It should NOT be used on an ordinary Wind-up Gramophone nor is it a replacement for the stylus found on Record Players of the 1950's and later.

FOR SALE GBP5




REPLACEMENT FIBRE NEEDLE SHARPENER SANDPAPER PADS



Handle

Round Sandpaper Disc for HMV Fibre Needle Sharpener

Diameter 1+5/8" (4cm)

FOR SALE GBP2




Gramophone Felt

Three Abrasive Sandpaper Pads for IM Fibre Needle Sharpener

Length 4.25" (11cm) Long

FOR SALE AT GBP1 FOR THE THREE



HMV LONDON BUS MODEL
(THE ORIGINAL VERSION IN UNOPENED DISPLAY BOX)
FOR SALE


gramophones - London hmv toy bus

In 1984 HMV collaborated with Corgi to produce a few models of

The Red London Bus bearing the HMV Gramophone & Dog logo


Extract from the definitive book "The Collectors Guide to "His Master's Voice Nipper Souvenirs"
by Ruth Edge & Leonard Petts:-

Corgi's association with EMI dates from the mid 1980;s
when they adapted their model of London Transport's 'Routemaster' bus to produce a special limited edition
of the 'Shop Linker' for HMV Shops (Front & Side view of Bus shown in Book).
The black band between the lower and upper windows runs right round the bus.
It is printed on paper which is stuck onto the model.
The special lettering is 'white out' with 'the HMV shop' outlined in HMV pink.
The destination indicators are printed in black on a yellow background.
This model must have enjoyed a very limited circulation.


A respected model vehicles dealer told me it was made in 1984 and only 3,500 were produced.
The story goes that in the mid-1980's the model manufacturer Corgi had a minimum production run of 10,000 units,
the owners of Harrods the London Department Store and possibly British Airways got together with EMI (HMV)
--- 3,500 models were produced advertising each Company.

The London Bus" would have been bought as a Souvenir of a visit to London.
Basically a toy the vast majority would have been given to children, played with and thrown away.
This might explain the extreme rarity of the original model today.

Corgi have subsequently manufactured copies of this very desirable Bus.

This is the 1984 original version as described in the HMV Collector's Book.

I do not have a recently manufactured model to compare differences to that of this original.

(In December 2005, except for a few Central Routes, this famous London Bus was withdrawn from Service).

Both the UNOPENED display box and Bus
are in excellent condition.
Approximately 5" Long in die cast metal

For Sale GBP9


Crested China Gramophone "Hornless" design

(Accessory 212)



"TORQUAY" A Devon seaside town at the centre of the "English Riviera"
Approximate Dimensions 2.25" (6cm) High X 2.25" (6cm) X 2.25" (6cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP10


Crested China Gramophone "Hornless" design

(Accessory 103)



"COWES" This is the Town famous for the yachting regatta on the Isle of Wight
On the base it reads "Cyclone H.A.A.&S."
Approximate Dimensions 2.25" (6cm) High X 2.25" (6cm) X 2.25" (6cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP10


Crested China Gramophone

(Accessory 216)



"FROM ABERDEEN" "LUCKY WHITE HEATHER" The major oil production centre of Scotland
Approximate Dimensions 3.25" (8cm) High X 2.25" (6cm) X 2.75" (7cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP12


Two Blue China Gramophones

(Accessory 217)



Left gramophone approximate Dimensions 2" (5m) High X 1.25" (3cm) X 1.25" (3cm)
Right gramophone approximate Dimensions 1.25" (4cm) High X 1.25" (3cm) X 1.25" (3cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP5 for the two Gramophones


Two China Gramophones

(Accessory 106)



The right Gramophone approximate Dimensions are 3" (7cm) High X 2.5" (7cm) X 2" (5cm)

The left Gramophone "Rdo.de Estopona" (Spain written on the back.
Approximate Dimensions are 3" (7cm) High X 2.5" (7cm) X 2" (5cm)

Both are in good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP5 for the two Gramophones


China Gramophone Money Box

(Accessory 101)



Slot in the top for money and access "plug" in the bottom for emptying
Approximate Dimensions 6.5" (17cm) High X 6" (15cm) X 4.25" (11cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP5


24K Gold plated Gramophone with Swarovski Crystals

(Accessory 219)



Produced by Crystal Temptations in 24K Gold Plate with Swarovski Austrian Crystals
Approximate Dimensions 3.25" (8cm) High X 2.25" (6cm) X 2.25" (6cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP14


Heavy Old brass & steel Gramophone

(Accessory 221)



Age related wear to the brass
Approximate Dimensions 6.25" (16cm) High X 4" (10cm) X 4.75" (12cm)

For Sale at GBP5


Model of Gramophone & Two Teddy bears

(Accessory 200)



Hand painted - Due to the work entailed in producing these models and hence cost they are quite rare
Approximate Dimensions 2.25" (5.5cm) High X 2" (5cm) X 2" (5cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP10


Model of Gramophone & Four Teddy bears

(Accessory 201)



Hand painted - Due to the work entailed in producing these models and hence cost they are quite rare
Approximate Dimensions 3" (7.5cm) High X 3.5" (9cm) X 2.5" (7cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP12


Model of Gramophone & Two Mice

(Accessory 202)



Hand painted - Due to the work entailed in producing these models and hence cost they are quite rare
Approximate Dimensions 2.5" (7cm) High X 2.5" (7cm) X 3" (8cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP10


Model of Gramophone & Seven Mice

(Accessory 203)



Hand painted - Due to the work entailed in producing these models and hence cost they are quite rare
On the base it states "Manufactured by Fine Makers Ltd Exclusively for Fine Arts 1995"
Approximate Dimensions 4.25" (11cm) High X 3.25" (8cm) X 2.25" (5.5cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP14


Model of Gramophone & One Pussy Cat

(Accessory 204)



Hand painted - Due to the work entailed in producing these models and hence cost they are quite rare
On the base it states "Hand painted in Scotland 1986"
Approximate Dimensions 2.25" (5.5cm) High X 2" (5cm) X 2" (5cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP12


China Fireplace with Gramophone & Two King Charles Spaniel Dogs

(Accessory 205)



Approximate Dimensions 4.75" (12cm) High X 5.25" (13.5cm) X 2.25" (6cm)
In good condition, I can see no damage

For Sale at GBP10


HMV Dog Nipper & Gramophone Painting on Wood

(Accessory 238)




The painting is by the artist "B Cole", I can find nothing about him or her
The painting which is probably in oil and then varnished is on about 1/4" thick wood
The wood has been carefully cut around the edge of the painting

There is a rear support at the back of the painting so that it will stand upright
Approximate Dimensions 12" (30cm) High X 20" (51cm) Wide
In good condition, I can see no damage
except a feint 1" mark above the signature

For Sale at GBP45



LARGE GRAMOPHONE RECORD STORAGE DISPLAY UNIT

Solid Wood

Gramophone Record Storage Unit Gramophone Record Storage Unit

The very substantial Display Unit is constructed from solid stained brown wood
It is in TWO SECTIONS, the base with the legs and the record storage section.

The Unit holds approximately 1050 10" (25cm) 78 rpm Records
plus 525 10" or 12" (25cm or 30cm) 78 rpm Records, each compartment holds about 25 Records
The upper two shelves house 10" Records, the lower shelve either 10" or 12" Records.

The Unit was commissioned to hold my large gramophone record collection which has now been sold.

The craftsmanship is evident in how the 54 record dividers have been so accurately inserted into the unit.
The Craftsman took 57 hours to construct this Unit

Approximate Dimensions:-
The Record Storage Section is 52.5" High, 14" Deep, 85.5" Wide
The Base Section is 12" High, 10" Deep, 77.5" Wide
This gives a Total Size of:- 64.5" High, 14" Deep, 85.5" Wide

THE COLOUR OF THE DISPLAY UNIT CAN BE CHANGED
SHOULD IT NOT MATCH YOUR EXISTING ROOM DECORATION

It is so well constructed that each record divider has its own slotted groove. If the back panel
of the unit is removed the plain wood record dividers can be slid out via the rear of the Unit.
With the record dividers removed the large areas of wood can then be refinished to your choice
and the record dividers reinserted.

GRAMOPHONE RECORD STORAGE DISPLAY UNIT

FOR SALE GBP500
(Records and other items are not included with the Unit)

The Record Storage Section of the Unit measures 133cm High, 36cm Deep, 217cm Wide
The Base Section of the Unit measures 30cm High, 25cm Deep, 197cm Wide.

Because of its size and weight, please could Collection be arranged from South Devon


PLEASE SEE ALSO:-

ORIGINAL 78 RPM GRAMOPHONE RECORD SLEEVES

RARE GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

GRAMOPHONE BOOKS




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