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 Post subject: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:22 pm 
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This is being offered for sale near-ish to me for $200. I'm not terribly familiar with the HMV uprights, but was thinking this might be the intermediate model with the multi-chamber expo horn? Thank you in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:26 pm 
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That looks like an HMV 157, which would have contained a bifurcated (two-section) exponential horn.

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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
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The grill looks funny


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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:45 pm 
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CarlosV wrote:
The grill looks funny


I rather agree. It looks as if someone tried to (poorly) replicate the original grille, from pictures I pulled up on the web about the HMV 157.
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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
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OrthoFan wrote:
That looks like an HMV 157, which would have contained a bifurcated (two-section) exponential horn.

OrthoFan


Thank you, OrthoFan :)
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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:47 pm 
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CarlosV wrote:
The grill looks funny

Yes and the tone arm is from an HMV 102 portable , so has it even got the original horn inside or is it a totally rebuilt empty casr ?


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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Thanks to all. "You get what you pay for" was never truer. Bunged-up grille and incorrect tonearm. Pass.

It is a 3-hour drive from me, so won't be going to inspect it, I reckon.

Next!

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Charlie
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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Certainly a pass. If it were in your back yard it might be worth investigating to see if it has enough parts worth making a low offer.


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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this HMV machine
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estott wrote:
Certainly a pass. If it were in your back yard it might be worth investigating to see if it has enough parts worth making a low offer.

so true ! I put a 5A soundbox on Ebay recently with a low start and a BIN of £60 it made £102 in the auction :D BUT looking closer at the picture I think the winder is non HMV and the turntable also so has probably been remotored as well


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