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Decca Style 32 portable gramophone: small horn and bowl reflector, view 1 of 2

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  • Type

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  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    12 Frow 1988

  • Subjects

    Record players

  • Date

    1919

  • Producers

    Decca

  • Description

    Two views of the small horn and the bowl reflector. The Decca portable was introduced in 1914 by the long-established London music instrument maker Barnett-Samuel. This model dates from 1919, and is essentially the same as the popular ‘Trench Decca’ which brought music to World War One soliders. In use, sound travels from the soundbox along the tone arm to the small horn, but is then reflected and amplified by the bowl in the lid. The soundbox fitted here is a Telesmatic, a proprietary sound box some years newer than the machine. The Decca record on the turntable is also later, as the record company was not set up until 1929. Dimensions: Width: 300 mm Height (closed): 210 mm Height (open): 407mm Depth (closed): 305 mm

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