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Wanted : offbrand gramophone soundbox

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Someone gave me this gramophone to help find it a new home, but it is in need of a soundbox, does anyone have a suitable one spare?

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I googled Condor Gramophone and very little turned up. There was one listed for sale, but it had an elongated tonearm very different from the one you have.

You'll probably want a sound box, circa 1930, fitted with an aluminum diaphragm. It would help if you posted a closeup photo of the tonearm, along with the measurement of the diameter of the tonearm's small end.

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This appears to have Paillard components so a Paillard soundbox was most likely originally fitted too.

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I haven't got a soundbox but it's cute. Good that they passed it along to you to get it a new home, it's a pretty nice little machine.

The design looks very similar to an old Victor Victrola 210 or 215.

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kirtley2012 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:28 pm Someone gave me this gramophone to help find it a new home, but it is in need of a soundbox, does anyone have a suitable one spare?

Cheers

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I've got a spare Songster Alex, if that's any help

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Ahmed wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:14 pm
kirtley2012 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:28 pm Someone gave me this gramophone to help find it a new home, but it is in need of a soundbox, does anyone have a suitable one spare?

Cheers

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I've got a spare Songster Alex, if that's any help

Cheers Ahmed, that should do it, the Tonearm snuggly fits a hmv no.4 so if it’s around the same size then that should work

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kirtley2012 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:10 am
Ahmed wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:14 pm
kirtley2012 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:28 pm Someone gave me this gramophone to help find it a new home, but it is in need of a soundbox, does anyone have a suitable one spare?

Cheers

F9EDF0D2-E70C-48CE-BF2A-B6B55BC7E543.jpeg
I've got a spare Songster Alex, if that's any help

Cheers Ahmed, that should do it, the Tonearm snuggly fits a hmv no.4 so if it’s around the same size then that should work
Fab, I'll post it over next time I'm at the post office.

Fun fact; that soundbox sent me to A&E, needing 4 stitches to get my hand back together :lol: It was my own stupidity to be fair, and that's how I learned that using a Stanley knife isn't recommend for removing hardened rubber :lol:

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