Joined: Aug Thu 27, 2009 7:47 am Posts: 1830 Location: Seattle
A friend of mine managed to borrow this Maxitone gramophone from someone (who didn't know much about it) for a 1920s-themed party he's hosting. Definitely gives it some good authenticity. Could anyone help me identify it for him from the photo? Model # and year, and any repair information. It might be all mechanical.
Joined: Apr Sat 12, 2008 8:44 pm Posts: 1019 Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Maxitone was one of the more popular off-brand gramophones made in Britain, and they made both external & internal horn machines. I dont know what model or year this one is, but it appears to be from the late 20s or early 30s, with a good quality Garrard spring motor (probably double spring), and possibly a rebadged Goldring soundbox. It will sound way better than any of Victor's pre-orthophonic models once the soundbox is rebuilt to replace the old rubber gaskets.