Granby Phonographs were produced in downtown Newport News, Virginia between 1920 - 1923. Upright models and console models were offered during this production run and examples can still be found to this day at flea markets, estate sales, and auctions.
Between 8 - 12 different models/variations were produced but the most often seen example is the Sheraton upright. Unfortunately, many are missing their original grills.
So.. Have you seen one?
Do you own one? A Queen Anne Console has been documented in Washington State with the Case No. 7084. Another kind Granby owner has contacted us to let us know Case No. 5378 is currently in Pennsylvania. This is the Early Virginian Console model. We would love to hear from you!!!
Let's briefly talk about value.
The antiques market has ups and downs. In today's market, an "off brand" phonograph (like a Granby, Silvertone, Pathe, Rishell, Cecilian Melophonic, etc.) can vary from a price of $100 to $350 depending on whether it works or not, the cabinet style, and the local economy where the phonograph is offered for sale. Remember, just because you seen one at antique mall for a price tag of over $300, the final selling will sometimes be quite a bit lower if that booth has a sale or promotion. But.... never say never....
Many upright Granby phonographs feature the patented dome lid, however, early models have a more traditional flat top like typical "off brand" phonographs. Also, many Granby phonographs have a small ID Tag on the upper rear the cabinet with a "Case No." Look behind yours and see if it is there and contact us with the number....
Seen on Early Models
Leviola phonographs and early Granby models featured a traditional lid, similar to other "off brand" phonographs.
Seen after 1920
The dome lid was a patented feature of Granby phonographs.
One of several consoles produced
Console models did not feature the dome lid like the upright models... but many do feature the ID TAG on the rear of the cabinet.
Get in touch with Chris if you have further questions!