Gramophone "Goldora"

    Gramophone "Goldora"

    Germany, Berlin


    Goldora-Werk Berlin (?)

    Wood (oak), brass, felt; carving, casting, stamping

    39 x 3 9x 22 cm

    On the nameplate: "Coldora", on the sound box: “SCHALLDOSE REFORM” ("Reform" sound box)


    Gramophone in veneered oak case with a profiled base. Art Nouveau style carved ornament and a knurled disc speed control knob are on the case front side. Cast silver colour bracket with a tonearm, a sound box with a needle and a metal horn are on the rear case side. The horn consists of a complex shape sound duct and a horn in the form of golden-coloured flower with floral ornament. The cantilever with control screw is located in the sound box bottom, the inscription on the side surface. A disk for the record with a spring drive, covered with a green felt is on the top panel; metal round label is to the left; a lever brake is to the right. A crank for the spring winding is on the right side panel. When the mechanism is activated, the needle moves along the sound groove, transmits mechanical vibrations to the membrane, which converts them into sound amplified by the horn. Music media: gramophone record.