HMV model??

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ts_13
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HMV model??

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I am working this HMV for a guy. There are no markings other than the reproducer which says HMV and made in Britain.

Any ideas??? I know nothing about these, or if it's original.
As always thanks for the advice!
T
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The break and the other visible parts are not HMV. Possibly a generic machine made with German or Swiss parts - or a frankenphone.

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Typical Swiss/German machine which happens to be fitted with an HMV soundbox.
Motor probably by Beka, Paillard or Thorens.

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Honestly that was the root of my question. I was wondering if it was a put together (no hmv tag etc) or a lesser known machine with a hmv reproducer. The motor looked to be thorens, but I do not not know much about european machines.

Thanks again!

T

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Judging from the decades old dust build-up under the turntable, I don't think the cabinet was recently slapped together.

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OrthoFan wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 10:06 am Judging from the decades old dust build-up under the turntable, I don't think the cabinet was recently slapped together.

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I agree with that observation. I wonder if its a legit eruo machine but with wrong sound box. I have not seen the horn he had with it.

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Interesting... under the platter.
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ts_13 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 5:03 pm Interesting... under the platter.
Well, how interesting !

I have a very similar platter / turntable on an unusual gramophone too ! Mine is called 'The Oraphone'.

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Mine is a number '2' though ....................... it is very small. I often wonder how very small a number '1' would have been !

I could not see a manufacturer for the motor.

Your gramophone has helped me approximately date mine.
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