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Decca Junior Portable Gramophone in Black
14 October 1924
Originally part of the Ian Calderbank Collection of Gramophones.
This Gramophone has been Sold, but the details might be of interest to fellow Collectors.
The type of Gramophone employs “Bowl-in-lid” amplification by which sound is reflected forward from the lid. Sometimes this design is called the “Trench” because in World War One British Troops were supplied with Gramophones based on this design for use in the Trenches.
The Decca Junior along with the Crescendo Junior Soundbox was introduced in 1923. Most Decca's upon leaving the factory had a dispatch note glued inside the motor compartment, sometimes the glue dries and the dispatch note falls out and is lost during Servicing. This Gramophone has its dispatch note containing the manufacturing date, it is a number in the format ddmmyy or ddmyy, the number is 141024 which indicates 14 October 1924.
The motor is “Swiss” made. Decca never made their own Motors or Soundboxes, the Crescendo Soundbox was also made in Switzerland.
Dimensions:- 8" high, 10.75" deep, 9.5" wide.
The case and nickel plate both externally and internally are in good condition with the exception of the speed control knob which has some pitting to the nickel plate.
Decca Junior Portable Gramophone
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