Embassy Loud Tone Gramophone Needle Tin

A vintage, red, metal gramophone needle tin with a wind-up record player design, from mid 20th Century England. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 1686

What's for sale?

This is an Embassy branded, tinplate gramophone needle tin. The lithographically-printed design features a wind-up record player on a bright red background, with the words "Embassy Gramophone Needles, Loud Tone".

On the back of the tin is the Embassy 'eye' logo with "Average Contents 150 Needles" above and "The British Needle Co Ltd, Redditch England" below.

It has the traditional wire hinge lid. There are still a few needles inside the tin, though most are corroded somewhere or other.

The British Needle & Co Ltd were in operation between the 1920s and mid to late 1960s.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair to good condition, with typical wear and print loss
  • The design, colours and lettering are still clearly presented
  • The front has a couple of noticeable scratches, mainly on the word "Gramophone"
  • There are a lot of marks on the back, but the logo is still discernible
  • The wire hinge is intact and the lid opens and closes

What are the measurements?

  • 1cm high (0.5 inches)
  • 4cm width (1.7 inches)
  • 3.3cm depth (1.25 inches)
  • 18 grams with some needles

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerThe British Needle Co Ltd
PeriodEarly 20th century (1900-1949)