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by Paolo_MK68
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The MAL sharpener
Replies: 25
Views: 819

Re: The MAL sharpener

emgcr wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:22 am Thank you Marco and if many others say the same thing I might be happy to oblige.
I would humbly define me as interested in a MAL sharpener, if and when a new batch will be available.
by Paolo_MK68
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 109: latest toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: HMV 109: latest toy.

Hi Marco, as for the majority of my portables acquired in the past, once more I relied on Ebay! This machine in particular was on sale from an UK vendor I've been following for some time since he had been listing various items coming from the collection of a friend, and therefore in apparently very ...
by Paolo_MK68
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 109: latest toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: HMV 109: latest toy.

A big thank you for the hints and additional information, much appreciated. @ Epigramophone noted your explanation, good to know that it's how this version of the brake works! @ Neilmack Yes, it's curious indeed, but your gramophone's arrangement with two metal knobs seem more practical from a mecha...
by Paolo_MK68
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 109: latest toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

HMV 109: latest toy.

Good evening to all, sorry for showing up on the forum again after a long silence, but multiple family/working issues took me away from almost anything gramophonic (and not only), now the situation is turning quieter again. Here's the last guest added to my sample of acoustic gramophones: an HMV-109...
by Paolo_MK68
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

Maybe the backs' necks are different. Mine has no additional rubber nor metal rings. The neck formed on the back is of adequate size to fit the 101, and also the gooseneck instead of the exhibition in the old style tonearms, although here it fits a bit loose. I've experimented the fit of my Goldrin...
by Paolo_MK68
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

I have also an unbranded British soundbox like yours, pretty much the same, with the same rare diaphragm. I tested it on my hmv101 and on my 127, and it fits perfectly in the narrow tonearm, and gives a more clear and deep sound than the original no.4 mica soundbox. Mine send to have a pot metal ba...
by Paolo_MK68
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

Hello Alastair, thank you for the hint. I think I know the dutch ebay seller you mentioned: some time ago he listed replacement handles for the HMV portables, and they were very well made! I'll have a look!
by Paolo_MK68
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

Hello Paolo, you seem to have made a very good job of straightening the warped diaphragm. When it was out of shape, it did not seal well all the round the rubber gaskets. As you say, it is now much better. Once you start adjusting and re-building these soundboxes, you will see that it is quite an e...
by Paolo_MK68
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

Hello Paolo, What a pity that your diaphragm is damaged-probably due to someone poking their finger in through the hole at the back perhaps. I should think that if the diaphragm was removed, it could, with care, be restored to it's proper shape. You would find it difficult to get a spare diaphragm ...
by Paolo_MK68
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Antoria and Goldring:question on two soundboxes.

Hello Paolo, It looks to me that "Goldring" made the "Antoria" soundbox. If you look at the stylus bar and end pivot housings, they look identical to the Goldring one, and the body looks the same. Interestingly enough, The "Antoria" is fitted with a FLAT red rubber fro...