Garrard 1a: Feb 1922 Brit Industries Fair Improved 1a. £4. 4s. 0d.
I have seen a Garrard 1a marked as a Garrard 1. Perhaps a transition model
Governor bearing made of gun metal
Improved, quieter ratchet winder
Square-tooth gears replaced by very efficient and quiet Helical gears. These were used to reduce the number of gears by being able to adjust the rotation angle by 90 deg. when mounted on perpendicular shafts. Also increasing gear ratio range up to 10:1.
Supplied with 12” pressed steel turntable*, winder, brake, speed indicator and fibre lined escutcheon
Here is an excellent The Talking Machine Forum page featuring a Garrard 1a
Width x Thickness
Cast with flat steel base plate
Ball. Dial controlled
Helix gears on the spring case winder. Improved ratchet winder
1" x 0.024"
Motor pictures courtesy of Graham Rankin.
1927 G.A.B Trade catalogue page courtesy of Roger Mackey