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by Phono48
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

I think the writing on the underneath of the turntable is more likely to be the mark of a repairer than a factory employee. There would have been no reason to do so.

Barry
by Phono48
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

Regarding the autobrake lever attached to the arm on your machines I've only seen those on early Columbia 204B machines, which had nickel fittings, and the Garrard turntable and speed control. The later 204C had chrome fittings and the HMV turntable and speed control and the later arm and autobrake ...
by Phono48
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

How odd! I've just checked my three 97s, and they are all "C"s, and all have the same arm base as in my pictures.

Barry
by Phono48
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

Glad you got the problem sorted, but I still can't see where difficulty lay! The arm on the 97 has got to be the easiest one to remove! The only time the arm does not have a limit stop is when the autobrake actuating bracket is not fitted to the base of the arm, as it is that that limits the stoppin...
by Phono48
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

Replace the cap, then swing the arm either to the left or right, until it's limit is reached, then push the arm further so that the whole base of the arm revolves in the socket. This should free it, then the whole arm lifts out complete with the captive ball bearings, but if removal is difficult, th...
by Phono48
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: HMV 97 (portable) tonearm disassembly

There should be a cap over those ball bearings (look on your blue one). Once the nut is undone, the arm just lifts out, but there may be some old grease that is holding it in. If the cap is there, but you have removed it for illustration, put it back on to ensure the ball bearings don't fall out. Yo...
by Phono48
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: How many portables do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 1288

Re: How many portables do you have?

However my vote for the best, non Colonial portable has to be the DECCA 130. It seriously beats the 101 and 102 for sound quality, has a proper record album in the lid and looks amazing, especially with the full nickel motor plate. I have to make do with a standard Garrard motor plate in my 130 as ...
by Phono48
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV and Electrola portable tonearms - are they interchangeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: HMV and Electrola portable tonearms - are they interchangeable?

No, the two are not interchangeable, I've tried it! The 101 arm has a much deeper base, so mounting an Electrola 106 arm would leave a large gap between the underside of the base and the internal horn.

Barry
by Phono48
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: German portables...Odeon, Parlophone etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1981

Re: German portables...Odeon, Parlophone etc.

Looking at Emigramophones' "Caruso" above, it occurs to me how many similar features are present on a Linguaphone of mine. Same Steidinger motor, which would have come with the speed control and winding handle, but not the needle pot and autobrake, which are again, the same. Was there mayb...
by Phono48
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: How many portables do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 1288

Re: How many portables do you have?

nostalgia wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:20 pm Around 30 of my portables are serviced, wrapped up in plastic in this storage locker, and waiting for better days
Please keep an eye on them! I had one wrapped in plastic in the garage, and when I unwrapped it, condensation had ruined the covering.