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A NIFTY NIRONA CHILDREN'S GRAMOPHONE

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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (691 items)

    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.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Comments

    1. kbow, 8 years ago
      I was just looking into these today. I found one and talked to a guy about purchasing one. This is a beaut! Do you still have the horn? I would look into getting it restored if I were you.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi the horn is actually illustrated in the photo. I will put another photo in to give more detail. Thanks for your comment and advice.
    3. kbow kbow, 8 years ago
      Very nice! I love the detail of the children around the outside. I am looking into an antique columbia. I could kick myself in the butt for passing on the two I saw at the auction last week! They were children's style decorated ones but were the kind in the box. They still had the hand winders though.
    4. Saxymojo Saxymojo, 8 years ago
      Hi, Nice machine. These were an inexpensive disc machine made in Germany and were probably intended as much for adults as well as children the 1920's I don't think I would do too much restoration, maybe just a bit of a clean and polish. Regards
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the help and advice from you both!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      My thanks to everyone for the comments: BELLIN68, ThriftStoreAddict, Hedgewalker, FineLines, lisa, mark, rlwindle, olegaclockman47, marcobabe13, SMD, dj-reverb, toolate2 & ozmarty
    7. packrat-place packrat-place, 8 years ago
      Great item!
      I found several of those 5.5", 78 rpm records in a box of 78's I bought yesterday, however, they are not children's records, they are Little Wonder records. Thank you, I was wondering what the player looked like.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks imander, BeauxPurdy & vanskyock24!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks dr.sideshow!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks guyfrmatl!
    11. Budek Budek, 7 years ago
      What a great piece! Thanks for posting the photo that led me here. I love the whole package, photos, player & horn, records,........how special that you have them together.
      t.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks packrat-place, mrmajestic1 & ToninoB too!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks wolcott1!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks musikchoo & scandinavian_pieces!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks blunderbuss2 & Flightstar357 too!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks manikin!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MattyG!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks robinj!
    21. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Never seen one of these before! great!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SEANB, MattyG and MusikChoo TOO!
    24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome KevinG , I still love this very much:)
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MSL!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN & NADIA too!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SIGNAHOLIC!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks yet again TOM!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FARMLADY!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n ANTIQUEROSE too!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ARTDECOGIRL!!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FOXTERRIER9LIVES !!!!!!!!!!
    33. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Oh please, this is fantastic, I really love it!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIA VINTAGE !!!!!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MACDADDYRICO !!! !!! !!! !!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!! !!!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS and EFESGIRL !!!!

      I'm not surprised that the Nifty took your attention THOMAS !!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME, RODDYQ & TTOMTUCKER !!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks TTOM !!!!!
    42. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      This is so great! What a collectors item! Just love it
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks LAMPLOVER !!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN !!!!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks TYLYNNIE !!!!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks ANNAB, BRATJDD & RADEGRUNDER too !,!,!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks COLLECTABLES59 !!!!!!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks TIGRA & ANNAB !!!!!

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