This winter’s restoration projects are under way, at last. First up is a an old wind-up gramophone circa 1934. It was made by the Gramophone Company of Hayes, notable for the fact that dad worked there as a cabinet maker. This one probably pre-dates his time there by a few years.
Here are a few shots of the beast before undertaking any restoration. Some utter tool has painted it with a variety of white gloss and emulsion paints right over the beautiful polished mahogany case.