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Micro-Perophone Portable Gramophone in Black
Circa 1928

Originally part of the Ian Calderbank Collection of Gramophones.
This Gramophone has been Sold, but the details might be of interest to fellow Collectors.
Micro-Perophone

Notes about this Gramophone


Perophone was the brand-name of Vernon Lockwood Manufacturing Co., City Rd, London, first used about 1910. They produced conventional, but often above quality British Gramophones. Known as Micro-Perophone Gramophones by 1927, probably called "Micro" after the Bettini Micro-Phonograph which was so called to indicate the minute acoustic details it was capable of producing.
Micro Perophone Soundbox (Metal with Guard).
Powerful, probably a Garrard motor.
Manual record start & brake. Light case construction with black Rexene waterproof cloth, fitted with leather carrying handle (replaced) and metal corners and rubber non-slipping feet on base.
Provision is made for carrying 6 records in lid.
Nickel plate fittings with Gloss Finish. Two hand lid operation. Red velvet 10" Turntable. Complete with record storage flap.
Case size 11 Wide, 15" Deep, 6" High. Retailers Plate "Hendy & Son Newton Abbot". - The Gramophone comes with a record cover supplied by Hendy & Son.

Condition:- The Case and nickel plate are both excellent. Carrying-handle replaced. The Tonearm rubber gasket is worn and has been "packed" to enable a push-fit onto the tone-arm.

What made me buy this Gramophone for my Collection was the sound quality. The Special Micro Soundbox developed from work by Bettini on superior Sound reproduction in the 1900s does give superb Sound. Coupled with an excellent motor this is a top quality Portable Gramophone.

Micro-Perophone Portable Gramophone

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