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DECCA NURSERY PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE
1950

Decca Nursery


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; this Gramophone has a Decca No. 3 Soundbox. It has no horn, the tone-arm simply opening into a small space with a piece of curved cardboard to direct the sound upwards. Improvements in Soundbox and Tone-arm design enabled this to produce a far more acceptable quality of sound than similar layouts in the 1920's. The Tonearm is not nickel plated but grey, this is perfectly correct; I have seen this on another example of this model. The brown velvet covered turntable is 9" in diameter.
Decca never manufactured their own motors; This Gramophone is powered by an excellent Garrard Model 20 motor with " wide single spring. Dimensions: - 11" Wide X 13 " 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

FOR SALE 165

Included will be 100 Gramophone Needles.


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