"Gladiola " Australian Portable ?

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"Gladiola " Australian Portable ?

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:05 pm

This is a machine i found some years ago - from the outside a rather dull portable but inside it was rather different - drilled out of a plate across the front of the horn opening was the name "Gladiola" the other odd thing was that it wasone of the very few of it's type which could be played with the lid down 10" Record only though !

I assume mid 1920's

Open - showing the horn


the Front in more detail


The soundbox - a swiss one with a printed back


The outside - solidly built with a brown rexine cover

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