"Pixie Grippa Miniature Gramophone" .

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One of the more interesting small gramophones made in the 1920s by the Vernon Lockwood Company, is the "Pixie Grippa".

At less than half the size of most of the available portables, the Pixie Grippa has a 6" turntable on a motor-board that can be pulled outwards to allow a 10" record to be played. The tone-arm folds into the recess that is the actual horn outlet and is raised on a sprung leg to hold it in position to play.

This example is in a dark blue, patterned,  rexine covered case and is in good condition. I think that this version of the Pixie Grippa is an early one and the single logo in the lid, in nice condition, is different from the usual double logo found in later machines. The knob at the front is a combined speed control and on/off switch A small aluminium additional horn can be fitted to the back of the sound-box to give extra performance. This horn is often missing and in this case the original horn is present.

Despite its small size, there is a good motor fitted and the gramophone plays surprisingly well.

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Price: £275.00

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