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Home: Gramophones: DECCA PORTABLE REFLECTOR GRAMOPHONE, 1920's
DECCA PORTABLE REFLECTOR GRAMOPHONE, 1920's

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DECCA PORTABLE REFLECTOR GRAMOPHONE, 1920's

This type of gramophone was a favourite with Officers during the First World War.

There have been many reports of Officers enjoying records behind the lines and some units have been found with bullet damage.

Your comments:

  • At last! I have spent many hours trying to find the origin and date of one of my most treasured wind-up record players. My Decca is identical to the one in the photograph. About five years ago I became interested in the older (30s) 78s records which I played on my electric Marconiphone record player. I soon decided that I should play these older 78s on a more appropriate 'wind-up' gramophone. At that time I was just looking for a wind-up gramophone that would work! By chance, the first one I bought was the one in your photograph! It is in very good condition and plays well. I have two additional. later, wind up gramophones (other makes) but the 'Decca Portable Reflector Gramophone' is my favourite! I love it even more now knowing the history. Regards.

    .......... Paul Honey, Frome, Somerset, England, 16th of April 2013

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