HMV 202

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Re: HMV 202

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Found a finnish sales brochure from 1929. For a comparison, 101 portable was 1800 finnish marks and 163 cost 6000 marks back in 1929. Could someone post other examples of period sales material/adds of 202/3 models? According to the brochure, finish on the 202 was waxed oak, so it shouldn’t be overly shiny/polished?
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Re: HMV 202

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Here are two HMV catalogues that have been kindly posted on this forum in the past.

https://sounds.bl.uk/related-content/TE ... 0000A0.pdf

and an excellent Australian one.

http://www.glennamer.com/images/HMV0001.pdf

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Thanks Chunny!

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Hi Jaso
Pleease find below some photos of the base. I added some measurements of the foot in one, hope it is legible.
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Thank you Carlos!

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Re: HMV 202

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Thanks Carlos for the measurements very helpful.
Only problem is my Teak 202 looks different.
Adding up your measurements the total length is 25.26cm.
Mine is exactly 24cm . Most of the cross section measurements are almost the same, the main difference is the largest middle profile. A different profile too.
Most of the 202's I have seen pictures of have your profile so I am assuming the Teak 202 was slightly different.

Here it is:
What would help is the exact lengths of the supporting cross bars between the legs.

Thanks.
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chunnybh wrote:Thanks Carlos for the measurements very helpful.
Only problem is my Teak 202 looks different.
Adding up your measurements the total length is 25.26cm.
Mine is exactly 24cm . Most of the cross section measurements are almost the same, the main difference is the largest middle profile. A different profile too.
Most of the 202's I have seen pictures of have your profile so I am assuming the Teak 202 was slightly different.

Here it is:
What would help is the exact lengths of the supporting cross bars between the legs.

Thanks.
I'll do the bar measurements over the weekend, Chunny. Evidently I cannot help on the teak 202, as you seem to be the only one that owns one!

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I went on a hunt for someone to turn these for me. First I went to a local wood turning club. The experienced guys there all said it was easy to turn one leg but to get all four the same would be difficult. They suggested I try a wood turning factory with computerized lathes. Just got a quote from them for 4 legs and the cross supports for £275. Unfinished in oak . Not too bad I suppose but with postage that is going to go way up. I suggest anyone wanting to have these made go to their local computerized wood turners.
I might just join the club and learn to turn wood.

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chunnybh wrote: Just got a quote from them for 4 legs and the cross supports for £275. Unfinished in oak . Not too bad I suppose but with postage that is going to go way up. I suggest anyone wanting to have these made go to their local computerized wood turners.
I might just join the club and learn to turn wood.
For that price you can buy a wood lathe big enough for turning the legs. With some cardboard patterns and some time you will surely be able to turn 4 identical ones.

This is the method I use to turn wood to a desired shape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQzKZrpvuZI

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Re: HMV 202

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An incredibly rare machine so well done to the OP for getting that. I'm sure there are a few empty 202 cabinets over here someone has been trying to sell for 30 years. Where are they now when someone wants them?!!

I have the exact same 202 version as Carlos but the measurements of our cabinets should be identical to the earlier version the OP has. Let me know if you still need any measurements. I note Carlos has already very kindly supplied plentiful measurements of the legs. I'd need my reading glasses these days to get so much detailed information from the leg!

I see a mint 202 has also been sold for just $3750!!!!! That's crazy cheap, even for today. Someone must be having a party right now with their 20's / 30's dance band records.

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