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 Post subject: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:36 am 
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HMV Electric Gram Model 551 approx 1931?? (This is only an electric gram)
Wanted any information at all.
Brochures, manuals ect also wanted a cabinet key. It maybe the same as a HMV 163.
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Tony


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:10 pm 
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I can't give you much technical information, but here's an ad from 1930 Punch Magazine.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:21 am 
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Thanks for loading that great picture of an original brochure.
Has anyone got an original brochure like this for sale.
This machine only plays 78s.
It also needs a cabinet key and it may be the same as a HMV 163. Haven't had a chance to check.
Many thanks
Tony


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:44 am 
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Jim
I noticed that the 551 brochure you have is slightly a more deluxe machine as it has some fancy woodwork above the key where my one doesn't.
Thank you,
Tony


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 am 
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Tony

Your machine is obviously the "Oz version" - no expense spared, not! And yes, the key you want is the same as a 163 type.

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:32 am 
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You're sure it's 100% original...?
I don't think so...; soundbox, tone-arm and so on aren't HMV...
Besides: it looks like a record-changer to me...


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Electric Gram Model 551 - Wanted - Any information
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:25 am 
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Whilst sorting through some records I came across this advertisement on a 10 inch HMV sleeve :


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