Often the things you wait for the longest are the things you will treasure the most. I had the utter delight of owning a portable gramophone for a short while when the children were young. It broke and I’m not sure what happened to it. I’ve waited 25 years to own one again. That time has now come and I am thrilled! It’s a beautiful 1930s Maxitone Portable Wind-Up Gramophone in an unusual green (you don’t see many!)
I had forgotten how heavy old records are. I guess they needed to be robust to take the heavy stylus. My interest is in 1940s wartime music and also pre 1940s…. back to the 20s when 78’s came out. So the first 20 years of 78’s basically. I love the “noise” on the record!
I will have to find a few WW2 anthems to play on it!