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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:02 pm 
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The cabinets have a HMV-esque look to them. Nothing wrong with that, HMV did up some rather nice cabinets in their day, so it's no surprise that others would follow. :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:47 pm 
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I have always wondered what the horn looked like in these machines. I've read the adverts in The Gramophone and postive review that the Expert Committee gave the machine. Looks as if they used cabinet resonance to their advantage.
Thanks for posting these pics!

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:24 am 
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Retrograde wrote:
The cabinets have a HMV-esque look to them. Nothing wrong with that, HMV did up some rather nice cabinets in their day, so it's no surprise that others would follow. :)


Certainly the MP23 cabinet bears more than a passing resemblance to the HMV 511, which I have always thought was one of the most elegant HMV designs.

Going back to an earlier era, when HMV discontinued the bow fronted Library Bijou Grand/Model X there were some cabinets left over. These were re-badged and fitted out as Perophones. I saw one for sale in the 1970's, but did not buy it as the woodworm had got there before me.

Perophone became Micro-Perophone during the late 1920's.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:28 am 
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Lenoirstreetguy wrote:
I have always wondered what the horn looked like in these machines. I've read the adverts in The Gramophone and postive review that the Expert Committee gave the machine. Looks as if they used cabinet resonance to their advantage.
Thanks for posting these pics!

Jim


Perophone was the name adopted by the Lockwood Manufacturing Company when they entered the gramophone market in about 1908.

Lockwood had previously manufactured player pianos, so they would have known all about cabinet resonance.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:17 am 
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Hello I am new here.In november this year I bought one Perophone model 23 from a friend.This is very nice looking gramophone who have only been owned by one family since new.But I need to find orginal sound box.Is it possible to have photos from this model 23 to show me how it should look like.I found this ticket inside my perophone.Maybe someone here could tell me about it ?

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Sigurbjorn Helgason-Iceland


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:07 pm 
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Here are some pictures of the soundbox fitted to my MP23 which was the original subject of this thread. Of course you will want one for your machine, but for maximum listening pleasure I have had the best results using a "Meltrope I" which gives a really noticeable improvement in sound quality.

I am always interested to hear of any previously unknown Chromograms, and for one to turn up in Iceland is probably unique.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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I guess more than this one I own have been imported here in the begin.I have see ads about Micro Perophone in Icelandic newspapers from 1929 - 1930 and all say the Perophone have been top of the line in gramophones those days.One friend has portable Perophone but this one I have is the only I have seen here


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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Also I need to see how your looks like around the platter.Between the needle cups have been something on mine but there is only gaps for screws if you understand me


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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sigurbjorn wrote:
Also I need to see how your looks like around the platter.Between the needle cups have been something on mine but there is only gaps for screws if you understand me



Welcome Sigurbjorn. I am a fan of and sometime poster in you FB 78rpm forum too. Bruce J :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:09 pm 
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Nice,yes I am founder of that group and now it is the biggest group about 78 rpm and cylinder on Facebook


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