Thorens Excelda “Sprechapparat” – portable phonograph

It was said to ideal for Picnics and Outings. It was not a toy but a genuine gramophone with a THORENS worm-gear motor. It had an ingenious Tonearm and Sound-box that folded away. It played all needle records, 10″ and average 12″ with one winding.

It was housed in a colourful gold-trimmed leatherette case.  It was also equipped with a speed regulator, needle cup and record rack.

Thorens Excelda “Sprechapparat” / portable phonograph, 1934-1947. Switzerland. Via Museum für Gestaltung Zürich


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