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Featured Phonograph № 42

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Make: The Gramophone Company Ltd.
Model: HMV Model Bungalow
Serial # N/A
Year(s) Made: 1925-1930(?)
Original Cost: £29
Case/Cabinet Size: 17"W x 20"D x 40"H.
Turntable/Mandrel: 10"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: HMV No.4
Motor: No.32 double spring
Horn Dimensions: 14"W x 7 ¼"H x 44"L
Reproduction Parts: N/A
Current Value: AU$400-$500
Interesting Facts: This model was not available in England, but was made for the Australasian market, and shares the same running gear (except the speed control) & horn as the HMV 109 table model. And earlier "Bungalow" model was available which used an Exhibition soundbox & gooseneck tonearm.

Favorite Characteristics: The ugly lid & record storage :)

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH3VJthDCxs[/youtube]
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Bungalow 014.JPG
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bungalow motor horn 004.JPG
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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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Very nice machine, you have there Shane!

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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is there any way that photos can be uploaded directly to the forum for easy viewing/preservation?

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Done, but they're the same size & wont enlarge for some reason. They just take up more room now :)

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gramophoneshane wrote:Done, but they're the same size & wont enlarge for some reason. They just take up more room now :)
no matter, they show the machine well... and what an excellent example. is that model very scarce? and I like the elongated horn... not quite orthophonic, but more than straight - does the difference translate to better sound (in person)?

thanks for taking the time.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

Post by estott »

I have an HMV 109 table model with the same sort of horn and in combination with the updated tone arm it gives a very good sound for a machine it's size. With a #4 soundbox can play early electric recordings on it with decent results.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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Sweet! Condition is everything and this one has it all.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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Those post 1925 HMV machines that DIDN'T have a re-entrant horns always interest me. It was a great way to avoid paying royalties to Western Electric yet at the same time provide acceptable sound. I would like to hear one of the "saxhorn" machines in person..that is to say the one with the biggest horn.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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Thanks for sharing G-shane!

I kind of like the "ugly lid". :-)

Machine sounds good. Never heard of this model, nice to learn about it.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 42

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gramophoneshane wrote:Done, but they're the same size & wont enlarge for some reason. They just take up more room now :)
Shane, great looking machine. I bet it sounds very good in person. I had a similar table model years back, an "Electrola" (German HMV. It sounded great. How's the motor in this one? The only thing I did not like about my table model was that the motor was a little weak. It took a full winding to make certain you could play through a full 10 inch record.

I wonder why your pictures won't enlarge? That's a bit annoying.

Thanks for posting!

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