His Master’s Voice suitcase gramophone model 87A
This gramophone comes from approx. 1931. The gramophone is in good condition. The suitcase is sturdy and protects the player from shocks. Two boxes of needles are included as an extra, the green box for ‘SOFT TONE’, the red one for ‘LOUD TONE’. A brush for clearing the records of dust before playing is also included. The lever is also present, but the handle has come off. This was fixed with a bolt, but unfortunately that has gone missing. The handle is included.
Including the record that is on the turntable, Columbia records, Victor Silvester and his ballroom orchestra, ‘After all’ a Quick step and ‘I’d give a million tomorrows (for just one yesterday)’ a Waltz.
When the gramophone is wound, the platter starts turning. However, when the needle is lowered onto the record, the record keeps slowing down until it stops. I dare not wind the gramophone completely out of fear of the spring breaking, but maybe someone with some expertise can solve this problem. Maybe it is simply a matter of a good cleaning. I have rotated the record by hand and the cartridge produced a ‘good’ sound, so the sound reproduction works well.
Dimensions of suitcase: 48.5 x 40 x 16 cm (W x D x H)
Weight: 5.7 kg
- His Masters Voice
- model 87A
- Type of Equipment
- 78 rpm Grammophone player
- 6 kg