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 Post subject: An 'Expert' Needle Sharpener (Maybe)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:27 pm 
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It might be in the white top right hand box - although there is an HMV sound box in the blue box marked 'EM Ginn Expert' on the left hand side ?

No idea what the sharpener is in the 'Crocodile Skin' box - but it looks expensive in it's day maybe ?

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/gaze-and-son/catalogue-id-srtw10121/lot-16524cb0-69f9-40db-893c-a9cb01037c83


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 Post subject: Re: An 'Expert' Needle Sharpener (Maybe)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:31 am 
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The one in the crocodile box is a Meltrope sharpener. I have one of these, it is quite good and to me is better than the EMG (the EMG needs a spinning turntable to make it rotate). The Meltrope is not rare, every now and then there is one for sale in the English ebay. I am not familiar with the Expert sharpener, but from the photo it looks similar to other contemporary models, with a central axis and a rubber tire.


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 Post subject: Re: An 'Expert' Needle Sharpener (Maybe)
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CarlosV wrote:
The one in the crocodile box is a Meltrope sharpener. I have one of these, it is quite good and to me is better than the EMG (the EMG needs a spinning turntable to make it rotate). The Meltrope is not rare, every now and then there is one for sale in the English ebay. I am not familiar with the Expert sharpener, but from the photo it looks similar to other contemporary models, with a central axis and a rubber tire.


Very interesting. Thank you CarlosV.
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