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 Post subject: Re: Basket case HMV horn gramophone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:21 pm 
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Victor V
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HCM would make this machine a Model 2 in mahogany. According to "His Master's Gramophone" it had a production life from 1910 to 1925, and for the final three years was known as the Model 20.


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 Post subject: Re: Basket case HMV horn gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:12 am 
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Location: Redruth, Cornwall, U.K.
Now that I think of it, this looks identical to one I formerly owned. I knew it as an 'Intermediate Monarch', and it bore a date-stamp including the year 1913; unfortunately I have no note of the serial number. All the nickel-plating had disappeared, but the woodwork (including the mahogany horn) was sound. I sold it – very reluctantly, because I knew I would never have another like it – for about £1100.00.

Oliver Mundy.


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