Garrard 20: (17/- 1930)-(£2. 9s. 11d in mid-1930’s)-(£2. 12s. 5d in late 1930’s)-(£3. 1s. 0d + £1. 7s. 0d tax in 1953)-(£3. 9s. 3d + £1. 2s. 7d tax in 1954)
One of the first mass-produced low-price motors. It was used extensively in portable gramophones made by many makers. In production for more than three decades. It was made for Columbia, Decca, Sonora, Brunswick and many more
Enamelled cast iron frame
10” plush covered turntable
Picture of a custom cast Decca / Garrard 20. Note the off-set winder. Picture courtesy of Christopher Proudfoot
Width x Thickness
Cast with pressed steel plate
Garrard patented with Twist control
First mass produced spring motor
3/4” x 0.025"
As the Garrard 20 but supplied with nine position autostop and steel, unit mounting place.
Advertisment from Handicrafts 1933, courtesy of Christopher Proudfoot