S.P.A.R.C. Museum

Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada

Vintage record cleaner on display at the SPARC Radio Museum

A friend of the Museum came across this curio, and thought it should have a place at SPARC. It is an old record cleaner, carrying the “Nipper” logo. Notice that the company name is The Gramophone Company — it does not say RCA Victor, or even Victor. It is much older than we first thought, perhaps from the 20s. Apparently it is British in origin, as was the artist who created the ‘Nipper’ painting.

We’ve put this in the glass case at the museum entrance, and leaned it up against one of the turrets on one of our excellent Atwater Kents. (Thanks, Peter R.)