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 Post subject: Interesting gramophone maybe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:03 am 
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Having what seems to be a wooden horn in the cabinet, a glass top and looks quite an early model ? Also a patent number.

Assuming it was not 'home made' ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Bensteds-corner-of-West-Ealing-Gramophone-With-Spare-Needles-Some-78s/292721696308?hash=item4427929e34:g:WpwAAOSwSzNblrSu


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
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A mid to late 1920's "assembled" gramophone using bought in components and retailed by Bensted's. The machine on their cover is of course an HMV 145.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
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Collection only . it will never sell for £275 probably not if was £100 :(


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Personally, I like this machine. The cabinet is fantastic and if the "glass" under the turntable is actually glass and not plastic, I would leave it as is. I wish it was closer to home, because I would definitely have it in my home...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
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The turned legs and stretchers along with the carvings on the front are usually only found on high end machines... beautiful woodwork.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
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Curt A wrote:
Personally, I like this machine. The cabinet is fantastic and if the "glass" under the turntable is actually glass and not plastic, I would leave it as is. I wish it was closer to home, because I would definitely have it in my home...



I agree with you entirely Curt.

This is so beautiful, well made and unique I think.

However I only collect portables and table top gramophones but if I had to choose a floor standing one then this would be it.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:26 pm 
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soundgen wrote:
Collection only . it will never sell for £275 probably not if was £100 :(


£275 ($357.76 USD, is a no brainer to purchase - it's a bargain) Even if I only collected portables, I would make some room in my home for this machine, it's special...

Stick some of your table top or portable machines on top, as a solution... you really need to get this. If you do, you won't regret it...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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Curt A wrote:
soundgen wrote:
Collection only . it will never sell for £275 probably not if was £100 :(


£275 ($357.76 USD, is a no brainer to purchase - it's a bargain) Even if I only collected portables, I would make some room in my home for this machine, it's special...

Stick some of your table top or portable machines on top, as a solution... you really need to get this. If you do, you won't regret it...



Oh, that did make me laugh so much in a good way ! A very creative solution.

The one and only floor standing gramophone I bought fairly recently turned out to be riddled with woodworm, crumbled into dust I when hit with a sledgehammer and put me off buying any more for life. The mechanics were great though and I am enjoying creating a pine wood Frankenphone.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting gramophone maybe
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It doesn't look like it has woodworms... and it has lots of space on top with the lid closed. :lol:
You just need a little push (encouragement) to pull the trigger and buy it. ;)
Seriously, if that cabinet had an HMV or Victor label on it, who knows what it would be worth...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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