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 Post subject: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:02 pm 
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Keep'em well oiled
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Mmmm... I once was offered one of these machines in working order for EUR 1000, from an antique seller whom i used to frequent in search of records. It was a bargain, but i simply couldn't take it, I was afraid to bring home this huge machine without consulting my wife... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:42 pm 
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It would be difficult to establish a "going rate" for one of these, as they so rarely appear on the market.
With a pre-sale estimate of £1000/£2000 plus auction fees of almost 30%, this will probably be no bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:44 pm 
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epigramophone wrote:
It would be difficult to establish a "going rate" for one of these, as they so rarely appear on the market.
With a pre-sale estimate of £1000/£2000 plus auction fees of almost 30%, this will probably be no bargain.



And will it work ! or need rebuilding


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:15 pm 
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This is a truly magnificent machine. This particular one appears in almost immaculate condition. As an overseas collector I think that the shipment costs are what puts one off. I recall that few years ago a Mod. 1 was on sale in Rome (it was almost beyond "restoring condition" due to the missing of some of the mechanical parts) and another one is in a collection of a fellow Italian collector. Interestingly a Mod. I was offered as a gift to Pope Pius XI by the Italian branch of HMV (there is a picture which I will try to find and upload).


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
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HMV130 wrote:
This is a truly magnificent machine. This particular one appears in almost immaculate condition.

Unfortunately it is missing the remote control button pedestal, though.
BCN thorn needles made to the original 1920s specifications: http://www.burmesecolourneedles.com

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4DNb ... TPE-zTAJGg?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
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So many audio formats, so little listening time!
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How does the horn size in this machine compare with the other re-entrant models produced. Is the horn the size of the 202 for example
I am interested in all forms of audio media including: gramophones, phonographs, wire recorders, the tefifon, reel to reel tapes, radiograms and radios.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
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I can't remember the exact sizes but it's similar to the 194


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
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I thought it was the same size as the HMV-202 and HMV-203.
Only turned sideways.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
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Orchorsol wrote:
HMV130 wrote:
This is a truly magnificent machine. This particular one appears in almost immaculate condition.

Unfortunately it is missing the remote control button pedestal, though.


Yes unfortunately it is missing. However for what I recall it was an optional extra with the gramophone. Am I wrong?


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