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Perophone Pixie Grippa portable gramophone: tone arm

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  • Type

    image

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    14 Frow 1988

  • Subjects

    Record players

  • Date

    1927

  • Producers

    Lockwood Manufactoring Co.

  • Description

    This shows how the tone arm folds down into the horn aperture. The motor was imported from Thorens of Switzerland. The dealer’s plate from Willis of Uxbridge can be seen on the motorboard. This British portable of the mid 1920s has the standard feature of using a simple well in the motorboard as a horn aperture. Unusually, there is also an auxiliary horn connected to the back of the soundbox. Perophone was a brand name of the Lockwood Manufacturing Company, a maker player pianos and piano rolls. It was not a durable gramophone brand. Unusually for a miniature portable of this size it was possible to play 12 inch discs by sliding the whole motorboard forward. Dimensions: Width: 280 mm Depth: 245 mm Turntable diameter: 150 mm

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