The Improved Gramophone Style No.5

Gramophone
Date of appearance: 1897
Trademark: The Gramophone Company
Made in: Great Britain
Materials: Wood and Metal
Colors: Brown and Black
Tags: music


This was the machine that started the life of The Gramophone Company, the first to be sold here by Wilfred Barry Owen and his associates. While the very first machines imported from New York bore The National Gramophone Co name, subsequent imports carried the names of The Gramophone Company. With a plain oak case housing the motor and, together with the extension arm, mounted on a baseboard and the mainspring projecting in a nickel-plated cast iron casing, the Improved Gramophone set the standard of craftsmanship and quality that was to epitomise the Gramophone Company’s output for many years.

The Improved Gramophone Style No.5