GRAMOPHONES and PHONOGRAPHS
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DECCA GRAMOPHONE - NURSERY PORTABLE
The Gramophone has Nursery Rhyme scenes designed by the famous artist Dora Roderick.
Inside the motor compartment of most Decca Gramophones is a factory dispatch note; this sometimes falls out and gets lost after careless servicing. However with this Gramophone under the turntable is the factory dispatch note stating "Made in London, Regd No 2174, Model - Nursery, Assem 467, Tested 410, 30350"; the "30350" refers to the date of manufacture 30th March 1950.
The part that produces the sound and holds the needle is called the Soundbox. Decca never manufactured their own Soundboxes, until about 1945 they were generally imported from Switzerland and (Re-Badged) with the Decca name. Circa 1945 they started using UK manufactured Meltrope Soundboxes. A company called EMG produced some of the best and expensive 'Handmade' Gramophones in the World, for clients wishing to use steel needles on their EMG gramophones the company recommended the excellent Meltrope III Soundbox. The above average sound quality obtained from this Nursery Gramophone can be explained because it uses the Meltrope III Soundbox (Re-Badged Decca).
As with the Soundbox Decca never manufactured their own motors; This Gramophone is powered by the excellent Garrard Model 20 motor.
Dimensions: - 11¼" Wide X 13¾ " Deep X 6" High.
The Gramophone has been serviced.
The gramophone is in both good physical and mechanical original condition, the case could do with a clean.
If the Gramophone was played with by a Child? Judging by the Gramophones condition the Child is a credit to themselves and their upbringing.
I have tried to describe the Gramophone accurately, but please take into account it is nearly 70 years old, hence there will be minor imperfections commensurate with age.
DECCA NURSERY PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE
Included will be 100 Gramophone Needles.
GBP145 SOLD - Subject to Collection by 29 February 2020
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