A Perophone horn gramophone, circa 1914 and later,
Lot 118
A Perophone horn gramophone, circa 1914 and later,
Sold for £150 (US$ 236) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Perophone horn gramophone, circa 1914 and later,
The John Carreck Collection of Phonographs and Gramophones Collecting practically anything that recorded or reproduced sound on wax or disc, the late Mr. Carreck started his interest at the right time. By the end of the 1960s, the collection had grown considerably, due in part to the number of machines being disposed of in that decade. An active member of the CLPGS and other connected groups, he provided lectures to many outside the circle of mechanical music to raise interest and appriciation. A meticulous note-maker, most machines offered here each retain hand-written cards on the history of that particular model, the price paid, who from and any modification made before, during or since purchase.
A Perophone horn gramophone,
circa 1914 and later,
with 10-inch turntable, gooseneck tonearm, and pattern soundbox, refinished mahogany case with Art Noveau side handles, crank, period horn (rust and drilled holes), and a repainted period metal horn in two-tone green, with a quantity of 78rpm records.

Footnotes

  • Used by Mr. J. Carreck frequently for talks on the subject, this machine was bought by him in 1963. It had been used for an exhibition in the 1930s where someone had drilled lots of evenly spaced holes in two rows through the horn. The motor was then fitted with various make/break switches for all the lights which were installed through these holes, making them twinkle as the turntable revolved, with a connection to the mains as the power supply.

    It would have been both very colourful and very lethal.

    All these additions were prompty removed upon purchase and another horn sourced.
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