Posted 10 years ago
Any information on my children's gramophone would be appreciated.
I have found out that it is a NIFTY NIRONA TOY LITHOGRAPH METAL GRAMOPHONE.
I have seen an advertisement from the 30's for one of these and there were no children in the image, just two stylish art deco adults.
I have left this one in the poor condition that I found it.
Any advice would be appreciated.
It works well. The horn is the innovation in these gramophones which I think were made in Germany. It makes a lot of noise! OOps Music, not noise. Certainly a lot more noise than the HMV that my parents gave me when I was seven. It had been theirs in the 40's I think.
I especially like the silhouettes around the edge of the machine.
When I bought it there were two books of records:
"Little Tots Records" Songs Games Stories for Kiddies No 1 and No 2.
There are three records in each set as well as some illustrations and the words to the songs. The illustrations are by Maud Trube.
As well as that I got another 14 records.
They are 14 centimetres /5.5 ins.