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by epigramophone
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Upmarket for an Academy?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Upmarket for an Academy?

I have an Academy portable in polished oak, pretty tip top quality, I think the thing is most people could only afford the cheaper models and few of the more expencive ones were sold and hence very few survive today. The survival of more of the cheap models gives a skewed view of the out put of the...
by epigramophone
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Parlophone Coin-Op on UK eBay.
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Parlophone Coin-Op on UK eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/gramophone/313440704251?_trkparms=aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201018205123%26meid%3D2b7712e61044494c90b747988ab0db84%26pid%3D101286%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26mehot%3Dnone%26itm%3D313440704251%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv%3DWatchlistVaria...
by epigramophone
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Disco Grammofono Vs. La Voce Del Padrone
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Disco Grammofono Vs. La Voce Del Padrone

The Collectors Guide to HMV Nipper Souvenirs (EMI 1997) includes a chronology of the Gramophone and Victor companies. The following information is given about their Italian operations : September 1899 : The Gramophone Company (Italy) was registered with a Capital of £50,000. The Head Office was in L...
by epigramophone
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Identification

Only use metal polish on the plated components. If you use it on the horn it may remove some of the paint. The consensus among collectors is to leave horns in their original finishes even if they are not in mint condition. A horn is only original once, and repainting should be seen as a last resort....
by epigramophone
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Identification

The Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd was British and the forerunner of the company we now know as HMV. The word "Typewriter" was dropped from the company's title in 1907, so your machine which was introduced in about 1904 cannot be later than 1907. The "Recording Angel" trade mark...
by epigramophone
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Identification

Welcome to the Forum. This HMV Monarch case design is known to collectors as the "Cockleshell", because of it's carved shell motifs. On your machine the location of the brake, speed control and winding handle hole differ from British made examples I have seen, so it could have been made in...
by epigramophone
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV

Not all records are rare because they were unpopular when new. Some which sell for high prices today were best sellers which were either played to death or discarded when they became unfashionable. Two examples which come to mind are "Charleston", especially by the Savoy Orpheans with spok...
by epigramophone
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone

Your veneer work would not look out of place in a vintage Rolls-Royce. Young people with your skills are the future of our hobby.

Roger.
by epigramophone
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Two colorful Columbia portables, Model G-241
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Two colorful Columbia portables, Model G-241

I purchased my G-208 from the family of the original owner, who was in the Colonial Service. I was told that he bought it new in Hong Kong shortly before it fell to the Japanese in December 1941, but family memories are not infallible.