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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Good evening all. Thank you for this interesting post about these well made and attractive machines. I have to say, I found one statement a little strange in relation to EMG/Expert tonearms being parallel bore---this is not so as they are conical (apart from the final short copper swinging section). I seem to remember Percy Wilson stating that empirical evidence suggested that, at relatively small diameters, it was not necessary/advisable to allow the sound wave to expand exponentially. It was desirable, however, to manufacture from heavy unyielding (cast) brass rather than thin-wall (resonant) metal. The smaller Nimbus horn was originally mated to a parallel-bored modern light thin-wall tonearm but the results were disappointing in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:35 pm 
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Are these Micro-Perophone Chromogram rare to find ?


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:03 am 
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Yes they are certainly rare. I know of only the following survivors :

One MP21, two MP22's, three MP23's and one Model 30. Out of these seven machines, four live within ten miles of each other here in Somerset, the epicentre of the Chromogram world!

Obviously there will be others as yet unknown to me, as was yours until recently, but Alastair and I still hope to find a Model 27 or 28 one day. If we ever do, a good natured bidding war is likely to break out.

Roger.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Ok


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:17 am 
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Hi Guys: I seem to have acquired a Model 30 Micro Perophone gramophone. It was given to me by a friend, who found it in a house he'd bought. He's moving and didn't want to take it with him. It would appear to play very well, although the arm was seized up and wouldn't raise and lower where it should have, but was useable as the soldered join had come adrift! Now I've unsiezed the arm swivel thread and resoldered same.
It has the Garrard deck with the auto stop feature (twin motor?), balance weighted arm, 3 little swivel top compartments for needles etc.
It could do with a little restoration, but is generally very sound, with no woodworm in the cabinet.
Now, I already have a nice little HMV with a big brass horn so I haven't the room for such a large piece, so I was wondering if anybody would be interested in purchasing it?
I'm open to offers, as I haven't a clue what it's worth, but I'm more concerned that it goes to the right home, than its value.
I'll do some photos, hopefully!


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:19 pm 
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Nice


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:10 am 
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Yes, please post some pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:49 pm 
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Dodgydave wrote:
Hi Guys: I seem to have acquired a Model 30 Micro Perophone gramophone. It was given to me by a friend, who found it in a house he'd bought. He's moving and didn't want to take it with him. It would appear to play very well, although the arm was seized up and wouldn't raise and lower where it should have, but was useable as the soldered join had come adrift! Now I've unsiezed the arm swivel thread and resoldered same.
It has the Garrard deck with the auto stop feature (twin motor?), balance weighted arm, 3 little swivel top compartments for needles etc.
It could do with a little restoration, but is generally very sound, with no woodworm in the cabinet.
Now, I already have a nice little HMV with a big brass horn so I haven't the room for such a large piece, so I was wondering if anybody would be interested in purchasing it?
I'm open to offers, as I haven't a clue what it's worth, but I'm more concerned that it goes to the right home, than its value.
I'll do some photos, hopefully!


Where are you located?

Roger.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:49 pm 
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I'm in 'Sunny' Essex, UK. I'll get me camera out tommorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:15 pm 
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Dodgydave wrote:
I'm in 'Sunny' Essex, UK. I'll get me camera out tommorrow!


We have a section on our forum called the "Yankee Trader" to place items for sale. This allows all members to see... ;).


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