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 Post subject: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:00 am 
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I recently acquired a front wind HMV 101 and I wondered if it would have a serial number.

Underneath the turntable is stamped the number 79. (Photo 'below').

I assume that this means that it was the 79th machine off the production line then ?

Thank you for any advice about this you can give.


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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:58 am 
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Is this the only stamp on the cabinet anywhere?

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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
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The first 101 to carry an identification plate with a serial number was the 101E of 1928.

The stamp on your motor board is more likely to be a part number than a serial number.


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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
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Garret wrote:
Is this the only stamp on the cabinet anywhere?

Garret



I took the motor board off and had a good look around but this is the only number stamped on the cabinet.
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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
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epigramophone wrote:
The first 101 to carry an identification plate with a serial number was the 101E of 1928.

The stamp on your motor board is more likely to be a part number than a serial number.



Thanks epigramophone.

It would be interesting if anyone else on here has the same model to see what their stamped number is.
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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
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There are no identification marks or numbers anywhere on my front-winding 101.


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 Post subject: Re: Was this the 79th Front Wind HMV 101 made ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 am 
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Phono48 wrote:
There are no identification marks or numbers anywhere on my front-winding 101.



That is very interesting. Thank you very much for taking the time to look and reply Phono48.

I wonder why the number 79 is stamped on my motor board then ?


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