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Guiniphone portable gramophone, 1929: details and images

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Guiniphone portable 1929 - stylus [9KB]
The stylus assembly but without the horn (or oscillator, as the company called it) in place to demonstrate the simple mechanics of the player. The horn is placed onto the lower metal dish and the upper dish is then screwed tightly onto the paper horn.

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Guiniphone portable 1929 - horn [16KB] The player's horn (or oscillator) clearly showing the central hole. Two metal dishes would be clamped around this hole, attaching the horn to the stylus assembly. The horn would vibrate like a loudspeaker.

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Guiniphone portable 1929 - instruction sheet [16KB] The instruction sheet, detailing how to fold the paper horn, and how to attach it to the arm/stylus assembly. As can be seen in the photographs, the 'horn' resembles a cardboard fan, which neatly folds down to a flat triangle when not in use. The Guiniphone was intended for occasional outdoor use, e.g. picnics.

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Guiniphone portable 1929 - winding handle [10KB] This is the winding handle for the Guiniphone's clockwork motor. The key is inserted into the hole, also shown in the picture, and turned till a resistance is felt, meaning the clockwork motor is fully wound.

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Guiniphone portable 1929 - needles  [9KB] These two trays are situated by the pickup-arm and are provided for the user to have ready access to new needles at all times. Steel needles were intended to be used only once and then discarded, into the second tray.

Rotations and views

A selection of views from the interactive rotations, to view the whole set of rotation images you can download guiniphone.zip (6.4MB) which contains all 36 images.

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