I'm selling just about everything I can get hold of with Christmas coming, so only relatively exotic machines have been added to the site today 5th of December. I will be adding a few horned machines in the next few days, but with work to do on everything I can't promise that they will be prepared for sale in time for Christmas.
Please don't offer me any cabinet gramophones unless they are either by HMV or in novelty cases (piano etc) as I have no market for these. I am sorry, but I may not reply to enquiries about such machines as I just don't have enough time at present.
If you are looking to buy or sell a genuine gramophone or phonograph then you have come to the right place! I have been collecting them since 1972 and trading for only a little less time; forty years of knowledge and experience. Over this period I have handled just about everything that the subject covers from humble portables to 'tinfoil' Edisons from the beginning of recorded sound history.
Green Machine. The Pathe 'Menestrel' (Minstrel) was
made in two main guises. This model has the option
to play both 'Standard and 'Intermediate' cylinders on
two-mandrels. More on the 'Phonographs for Sale' page.
A curious but handsome hybrid. This Zonophone
'Champion' is fitted with earlier brackets which seem
always to have been part of it. You can see detail
pictures on the 'Gramophones for Sale' page.
One for Christmas, maybe? A 1923 Thorens musical
decanter playing two tunes when lifted. Still holds a
If you are becoming interested in the subject of early machines and records, you might like to join a club or society dedicated to their study. Groups exist all over the world, and links to a number of them may be found on a page here.
Two books may be of interest to visitors to this site; An authorised and very thorough biography of The two George Formbys, father and son, and the ultimate guide to musical boxes published for the Musical Box Society. Read more here.