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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:57:01 PM on 11 May 2011.
Blingbling81's avatar
 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Thank you Brad for adding this section and will be adding some pics shortly of my gramophones Smile

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:10:40 PM on 11 May 2011.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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No worries.

I have a nameless beast of a gramophone which I bought for $70 back in 1995. It is a tall mahogany unit with the horn speaker built in. It came with about thirty 78s, most of which play fairly well and a few have no scratches at all. One of the 78s is the size of a CD and is titled Ten little nigger boys - try selling a record with that written on it these days! The gramophone is currently at my parents' place but I have plans on getting hold of it before too long.

I've always wanted one of the more common HMV ones with the big brass horn though that will come in time.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:14:41 PM on 23 May 2011.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Haha if I was closer I would swap you one Smile yes it would be hard to sell that 78 I have about 6 boxes of 78s and some of the names are down right hilarious Smile I have one (lets jive by john and the gaylords ) lol

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:23:01 AM on 26 May 2011.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Here is one of mine its a no name it looks like it was restored once s

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:00:12 PM on 9 July 2011.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
 Member since 30 May 2008
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I have just taken over my father's Edison phonograph and gramophone collection.
See here:

Still more work to do on the site.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:24:18 PM on 24 July 2011.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 9 July 2011
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Hi Peter

It's good to see that there is still some interest in gramophones and phonographs. Your site is great as it provides lots of information that otherwise takes quite a bit of digging to find. I have a few of these machines myself. I particularly like the Edisons and HMVs as they are really well engineered. Having said that, one of my favourite machines is a 1928 Rexonola model 60. It's Australian made and beast of a machine with great volume. Acoustic machines were at their peak in the mid 20's, just before electrical amplification and radio made them obsolete.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:15:32 PM on 30 June 2015.
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 Location: Glenning Valley, NSW
 Member since 19 March 2012
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Hi Bling Bling - I'm pretty sure your console gramophone is a Wertheim - made in Richmond, Victoria due to the 'W' motif. Looks great

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