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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:53 am 
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Victor IV
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The pedestal was included with the outfit.
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The pedestal has two switches: The toggle switch controls power to the unit, and the push-button controls the changer and reject cycle. There are five insulated wires in the cloth-covered connecting flex cord. A pedestal or simple control box could be easily replicated.
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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:24 pm 
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To illustrate just how expensive the Model 1 was, the same money could have bought a brand new Austin Seven.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:53 pm 
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barnettrp21122 wrote:
The pedestal was included with the outfit.
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The pedestal has two switches: The toggle switch controls power to the unit, and the push-button controls the changer and reject cycle. There are five insulated wires in the cloth-covered connecting flex cord. A pedestal or simple control box could be easily replicated.
Bob


Lovely advertisement (it is about the 1B version - no doors, no repeat action / no slider switch, lamp on motor board). Thanks for sharing!

The one on sale looks like the first series/version (Mod. 1 with repeat action, doors, lamp in lid).

However, I just checked in Oakley & Proudfoot's book "His Master's Gramophone". Both the doors and the remote control were optional extras (£10 extra for doors and £5 extra for the remote control).


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 Post subject: Re: HMV Automatic Model 1 coming up for auction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:10 am 
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For when the auction details disappear:

A RARE HMV MODEL 1 AUTOMATIC GRAMOPHONE, C1928 WITH RE-ENTRANT TONE CHAMBER, THE LIFTING AND TONE ARMS, SOUND BOX, CONTROLS AND OTHER EXTERNAL METAL PARTS FINISHED IN BROWN OR BRONZE, INCLUDING SOCKET AND SWITCH ON THE BACK, A LAMP TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID, IN FIGURED WALNUT CABINET WITH QUARTER VENEERED LID AND DOORS, CRISPLY CARVED DETAIL AND LEAFY FEET, 102CM H; 58 X 106CMPROVENANCE: ALMOST CERTAINLY SUPPLIED TO JAMES ARMAND DE ROTHSCHILD (1878-1957) FOR WADDESDEN MANOR IN 1928 OR 29; WHENCE CONSIGNED (FROM AN OUTSIDE STORE AT WADDESDEN MANOR TO WHICH IT HAD BEEN REMOVED AT UNCERTAIN DATE) FOR SALE AT TRING MARKET AUCTIONS IN 2003 AND THERE PURCHASED BY THE FORMER OWNER, MR J DOLLING THE PHILANTHROPISTS.JAMES DE ROTHCHILD AND HIS WIFE DOROTHY NEE PINTO (1895-1988, m1913) WERE POLITICALLY ACTIVE IN THE INTER WAR PERIOD, IN 1928 HOSTING THE LIBERAL PARTY RALLY AT WADDESDEN MANOR WHICH WAS ADDRESSED BY DAVID LLOYD GEORGE.THE HMV MODEL I AUTOMATICE GRAMOPHONE, THE LARGEST TO FEATURE A RE-ENTRANT TONE CHAMBER, RAN ENTIRELY ON MAINS ELECTRICITY. ORIGINALLY IT WAS SUPPLIED WITH A LEAD TO A TURNED WALNUT STAND THEREBY ENABLING THE CONTROLS TO BE OPERATED FROM THE LISTENER'S ARMCHAIR. EXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE AND COSTING £125 TO BUY, FEW WERE SOLD BEFORE PRODUCTION WAS CURTAILED


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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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