I don't actively collect phonographs or record players, but I get them if I find something I think is particularly appealing and at a low price. I have a small collection of 78s, though most of them are not my taste in music so they rarely get played.

Columbia portable phonographVictor Portable Gramophone

This is a Victor portable phonograph. It's about the size of a large briefcase. Good for parties, picnics, or days at the beach—especially since all you have to do is crank it; you're not tethered by an AC cord or a handful of batteries.







Zenith 5R086 Radio-PhonographZenith 5R086 Radio-Phonograph

A nice post-WW2 phonograph. Electric changer, plays 78s only. Right now the cartridge is bad and needs to be replaced. For more about that, see my radio page regarding this machine.