Very Fine Decca Style no 3 of 1920

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Very Fine Decca Style no 3 of 1920

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:02 pm

I very infrequently buy from ebay nowadays - most of the items for sale are just rubbish (i've enough of my own !) or are of no interest to me, so it was with delight i saw the machine below advertised - it was "£120 or make an offer " so i offered £75 and got it, when it arrived it was dirty, dusty but completely original and untouched - just how i like to find gramophones ! the case was in excellent condition with all stitching intact BUT there are NO hinges - the leather acts as a hinge !

I rubbed leather food into the case and cleaned up the fittings and here it is - it's still dusty inside but i didn;t want to lose the nice weather - i get wet too often trying to take photos !

Here it is

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Still dusty inside

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The Label under the turntable dated 1920


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The original "new Crescendo" Soundbox

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The unusual Case locks "Brooks Patent" - they swing like pendulums and when locked buttons push up to fix them in place ! unique in my experience

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And here's another oddity - here it is with a Style no 3 of 1914 - the 1920's one is slimmer due to a slightly shallower bowl !

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