Thorens Excelda https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/ Thorens Excelda Excelda 01 Closed case measuring 2 x 11 x 4 inches. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097358 198097358 Excelda 02 The knurled nut is also used to hold down the record during play. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097356 198097356 Excelda 03 Excelda closed. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097357 198097357 Excelda 04 The hole for the winding handle is clearly seen on this side. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097348 198097348 Excelda 05 With the lid removed you can see how all the fittings store inside. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097349 198097349 Excelda 06 All fittings removed from the case. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097350 198097350 Excelda 07 The tonearm and soundbox assembly. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097351 198097351 Excelda 08 Assembled with winding handle fitted and waiting for a record. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097352 198097352 Excelda 09 Ready to play. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097353 198097353 Excelda 10 During play. The Excelda will easily play records of any size up to 10" https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097361 198097361 Excelda 11 A close-up of the mechanics showing the 2" (64mm) turntable and a glimpse of the single spring motor. The outlet from the wooden horn is to the right. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097354 198097354 Excelda 12 Wording varied throughout production but this early example reeds "Patents Applied For, Swiss Made". https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097359 198097359 Excelda 13 The embossed Excelda name on the leather carrying handle. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097360 198097360 Excelda 14 Typical Swiss made 'Concert' soundbox. This design has been used many times over the years with different brand names. https://www.thegramophonecollector.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198097355 198097355