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 Post subject: Re: crown gramophone
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:29 am 
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Victor III
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Location: riverside calif
I have one like that and it is a genuine machine. I am missing the red horn and horn connector. It plays good. I saw Several on the auction sites. That one is a little better than mine. I think they ran over 100 euros, not sure, but they looked better. Tom B


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 Post subject: Re: crown gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Victor III
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epigramophone wrote:
O ye of little faith!

This is a perfectly genuine machine made in the 1930's by or for the Kwong Loong Chan Company of 200 South Bridge Road, Singapore, who held the HMV dealership in Singapore for many years. Their solicitors took an advertisement in the Straits Times in June 1936 to establish the Company's right to use the Crown name on the gramophones and accessories which they made.

An article about the Crown gramophone by Howard Hope appeared in the CLPGS magazine "For the Record" Spring 2016 Issue No.57.

The case is made from heavy solid teak, beveled glass panels and a Garrard motor per Howard Hope. It was based on the HMV model 25 loosely. You will come across the once in a while in the US as they were manufactured overseas. Mine has no Crown horn and the decals are flaking off. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: crown gramophone
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:51 am 
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Victor O
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I've had one similar. I'm afraid I agree with epigramophone on this one.
A genuine machine, at least the case and horn are. It's hard to judge the tonearm.
Stephen


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