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by phonosandradios
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: Wanted: empty HMV 460 / 510 (or 461/511) cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Wanted: empty HMV 460 / 510 (or 461/511) cabinet

I guess "with legs" would be desirable but not essential :D
by phonosandradios
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 123
Views: 8713

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

That horn is looking very good - those external papers really finish it off nicely. Bet that horn weighs a bit mind you. Can't wait to see the next step in the process of creating the Balmain.
by phonosandradios
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Board Upgrade
Replies: 48
Views: 2483

Re: Board Upgrade

Yes, thanks David I know we all greatly appreciate it as you dropped other things to deal with this and then stayed up all night to do the update. I hope you're able to make the old theme work with the software update though as typing this makes me feel like i'm typing it on a computer in the 90's.....
by phonosandradios
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The Gramophone (magazine) - question
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: The Gramophone (magazine) - question

Thanks to Chunny I was able to narrow my search for the original ads. Although the text has already been provided I have attached below scans of some of the original adverts in amongst the others so you can see them in their original form and context. If you click on the photo and then click on it a...
by phonosandradios
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Chopped HMV 203
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: Chopped HMV 203

Whoever did this was a complete idiot. My oh my what a sin. I agree, but until relatively recently they just weren't valued in any shape or form. They were considered obsolete and ideal for using as a cocktail cabinet or to house a tv. Thankfully this is not how they have been viewed for some time ...
by phonosandradios
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Mold and Mildew on HMV 102 - Can It Come Out?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Mold and Mildew on HMV 102 - Can It Come Out?

Once it has been cleaned and the mold treated I've found just leaving it open in a warm, dry and well ventilated environment will see the smell go. It will take a little while though. I would be reluctant to spray it with anything as you don't know how the materials will react plus it would likely o...
by phonosandradios
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The Gramophone (magazine) - question
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: The Gramophone (magazine) - question

Hello phonosandradios. Good to hear you have some post war "Gramophone" magazines.If you are able to go through the post war issues sometime, of the SMALL ADS. could you look out for an advertisement from a JOHN BRATLEY, in Hampshire I think,advertising soundboxes made to order. I'll cert...
by phonosandradios
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The Gramophone (magazine) - question
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: The Gramophone (magazine) - question

I have bound copies of the Gramophone running unbroken from June 1930 to May 1950 and they are full of adverts for radios, pick ups, radiograms, needles, record cabinets, record shops (Imhofs features every month), EMG, Davey etc. Is my set unusual in retaining all of these? The only thing that is m...
by phonosandradios
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Butchered HMV511 on UK eBay.
Replies: 28
Views: 1566

Re: Butchered HMV511 on UK eBay.

Now which idiot would be daft enough to buy something like that! I think the more pertinent question would be "who was the idiot who cut the legs off in the first place"! But seriously this is a fantastic turnaround for this machine and I am very impressed. I have to ask though, is there ...
by phonosandradios
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Review of the Expert All Range Gramophone from 1940
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Review of the Expert All Range Gramophone from 1940

The Ginn "dynamic" soundbox was introduced, so I was told, around 1935.(I cannot check myself as my "Gramophone" magazines have a substantial gap for several years, until 1940). Frank said (with a wry grin), that it was a advertising ploy by Ginn, and the only difference to the ...