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by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: German HMV Gramophone?
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: German HMV Gramophone?

I should perhaps qualify one comment I made earlier. The drop-in bracket arrangement did exist in 1910 on the Intermediate Monarch in the UK but it was more commonly used in the later models produced post war period (again, these comments refer to the UK patterns).
by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: German HMV Gramophone?
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: German HMV Gramophone?

Enrico, yes, one of the woodscrews isn't original but I thought you meant the actual adjustment screw was wrong. My apologies. I wouldn't worry too much about the needle meeting the spindle as they rarely do on these early machines. However, the back-bracket is the type for a drop-in elbow which is ...
by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?

A pic of my oak 100
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by Steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: German HMV Gramophone?
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: German HMV Gramophone?

Yes, it is.

The speed regulator screw looks right to me but I think the back-bracket might be wrong.
by Steve
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?

Both the Dave Cooper book and "His Master's Gramophone" state that in the UK the HMV100 was only available in black. The only other version was the Tropical Teak model assembled in HMV's Calcutta factory for the Indian market. Even the HMV101 was only available in these same two versions ...
by Steve
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?

yes I saw that one too. Total muck up. I'd have to do a lot of work on it to get it back to original . Restoring one now, a very nicely made machine. Quite rare . Are you restoring an oak 100? The one I bought from Cumbria courtesy of 1818 "we'll get back to you but we won't" or "we ...
by Steve
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Apollo Super IV
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Apollo Super IV

Thank you very much! I don't understand what the "Super 5" was if it didn't materialise until the 1930s. I believe the Apollo name was defunct by then but more to the point, acoustic machines were becoming obsolete anyway and being replaced with electrically operated and amplifying equipme...
by Steve
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Operaphone Needing Saving
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Operaphone Needing Saving

Could be worse: it might have been covered in flat grey paint and scrubbed with steel wool before browning with wax to age it. Those pesky "Shabby Chicers" are everywhere you look.
by Steve
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Apollo Super IV
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Apollo Super IV

I've recently bought this exact same model, the Super 4. Its the top of the range of the "Super" models, I believe? The build quality is excellent and the horn system is a real piece of engineering art. As you say, the sound is amazing. This range inspired the later HMV saxophone horn mode...
by Steve
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: HMV model 100 portable...in red color?

I'd really like to know why the French Market got an oak 100, now that I've got one in my collection!