"The Guiniphone" .

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The "Guiniphone" is one of the more interesting experimental gramophones produced in the 1920s by the Vickers company. It is a copy of the earlier American "Polly Portable"

It has no horn or soundbox as such and the resonator or "diffuser" is made into a "do it yourself" cone using a decorated card. The card can be found with several different designs and this original one has a rural scene.

The card cone is attached to a metal arm and tracks across the record with a needle fitted diectly to it.The result is surprisingly effective

When not in use, the arm folds back and the "head" sits in a brass cup alongside two other brass cups for spare needles.

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Price: £220.00

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