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 Post subject: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:05 am 
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Victor II
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On UK EBay - Apart from the badly refinished cabinet, the re-motoring with a later HMV badge covering the original hole, the Columbia Tone arm and badly fitting elbow, a bargain at £400 !!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Hmv-His-Masters-Voice-Gramophone-Gramaphone-record-player/142805037399?hash=item213fd7f157:g:MLYAAOSwiMRbBGsa


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 am 
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Link please!


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:33 am 
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Orchorsol wrote:
Link please!


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Hmv- ... SwiMRbBGsa


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:58 pm 
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Many thanks. Sadly not much left apart from the heavily refinished case, internal conduit (hopefully) and horn.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:39 pm 
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The machine is nice and scarce. However, I see some flaws that should be noted. The tone arm looks like it came off of a Columbia Vivetonal portable. The brake looks like it came off of a German or Swiss machine, not the usual Victrola tab brake. The logo looks like part of a needle tin, mounted on the case. It should be a decal. If I am wrong, please correct me. I'm going by the few that I have seen in person, and books.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 pm 
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The needle bar looks like it's a inch behind the spindle???
Eric


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:37 pm 
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ehs004 wrote:
The needle bar looks like it's a inch behind the spindle???
Eric


Soundbox looks like it's not quite at the proper angle... but with a "foreign" tone arm, you may be right.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 am 
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As Gramstatic correctly indicated, the worst flaw in this machine is the re-motoring, with what may be a Columbia (guessing from the winding handle). This means that the case now has several additional holes, not shown in the photos, including the one on the side that is covered by the Nipper logo glued over the original escutcheon hole and the one for the new brake. Anyone who would endeavor to restore it would have trouble to find a tone arm base (the arm is the same as the HMV101, but its base is unique) and escutcheon, and would have to completely refinish the case, as well as procure the correct soundbox, brake and the 4-spring HMV motor - that is, assuming that the tube linking the arm to the horn is still there. The horn is also poorly painted with a gold finish. To me it seems not worthy the pain, by the time the work is done the machine would cost more than a bona fide one. HMV 32's are not that rare, every now and then one shows up for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:02 pm 
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The horn is a bit unique to this range as the horn petal seems go right down to the elbow. Most have a short straight section before the elbow.
Stephen


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