EXPERT Acoustic Gramophones

EXPERT Handmade Gramophones from 1930 to 1940's.

Most of EXPERT’s acoustic gramophones were made available in 1930 and remained basically unchanged throughout their production. These are: The Senior, The Junior, The Minor and in 1932 the two variants of The Minor, The Cadet and Ensign. The granddaddy of them all was The EXPERT All Range Horn with a diameter of 36". Ginn also offered to make any diameter up to 54". Though rumoured, its existence is still to be verified.

From The Gramophone, August 1935. "Mr Ginn kindly had built for me the bell portion of his Expert Senior horn with the flare extended to a mouth diameter of 4 ft. 3 ins., and this was set up in a wooden framework with a baffle 5 ft. square"

EXPERT Timeline of dates, places and models.

EXPERT Senior Conversion

EXPERT Gramophones Senior Conversion
1930 Columbia Conversion. Possibily a prototype with 28" horn

EXPERT Senior table model

EXPERT Senior table model
1930-1933 Table model. 55 Rathbone Place, W1

EXPERT Senior pedestal model

EXPERT Senior pedestal model
1930-1933 Pedestal model. 55 Rathbone Place, W1

EXPERT Minor

EXPERT Gramophone Minor
C.1930. 18" horn. Courtesy of Roger Mackey

EXPERT Junior

EXPERT Junior
1933-1936. 10A Soho Square, London W1. 24" horn

EXPERT Ensign

EXPERT Ensign
C.1932 The smallest EXPERT Gramophone. 18" horn

EXPERT Audio Player

EXPERT Audio Player
C.1934 Internal double horn

EXPERT Senior cabinet model

EXPERT Senior cabinet model
1936-1939 With record cabinet. 64 Frith Street, London WI