My apologies for the lack of any new material added to the site recently. I have been selling everything that I can get hold of before I need to show it on these pages. I need more stock to keep up with demand, so do keep the offers coming, except...
...please don't offer me any cabinet gramophones unless they are either by HMV or in novelty cases (like a piano-shaped case) as I no longer have a market for them. I am sorry, but I may not reply to enquiries about such machines as I just don't have the time at present to turn them down individually.
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.
Not a true 'Dog Model', but a very nice example of a
late Style 5 fitted with the 'Concert' soundbox, now
People often ask me where `I source my stock. Down
at Leatherhead Tip you might think I could pick up a
few machines from this area, but despite the graphics
I have yet to see anything there, yet!
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.