Object detail

Description
Complete box camera sized portable gramophone labelled camera on carrying handle. Case contains folding turntable, crank, and a sound pick-up, speaker and pick-up arm that disassembles for storage. Case is covered in black paper imitating leather.
Classification
CH classification AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Audio Appliances gramophone
Measurements
175mm long x 119mm wide x 133mm high closed.
345mm long x 119mm wide x 125mm high open.
Weight: 1454 g
Media/Materials description
wood, paper, steel, leather.
Signature/Marks
Camera
History and use
Small portable folding gramophones such as this Camera gramophone were all the fashion in the 1920s and 1930s. Also known as Peter Pan gramophones, this one was owned by Brisbane freelance photographer Fred Port.
Registration number
H909.1

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