"Guardsmen records play best with an Exhibition Soundbox"

For all interesting items that should be saved
Post Reply
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 1452
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Location: Bunkerton Castle, The Grand Duchy of Ruritania

"Guardsmen records play best with an Exhibition Soundbox"

Post by Gmemg » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Here is a cutting from teh "talking Machine News of Feb 1921 in which Percy Packman is quoted as stating that ":

"All recording engineers made their records to suit a particular type of soundbox"

It Goes on to state that Guardsmen records play best with the exhibition soundbox - well i wanted to test that and arranged a test, sadly not a very fair test as the machine i use (1930) is far superior to those of 1921 and by accident i found a Guardsman record of 1926 ! i used an Exhibition, an HMV no 4, a Meltrope no 2 and a Meltrope no 3

I did however rebuild & tune the Exhibition as i rarely use such a soundbox

Do others use a aparticular soundbox with a particular make of record ? I've found the Columbia soundboxes of all types are the best and all are far superor to the Exhibition !

Here's the Cutting


and my test "baby Face" Played by the Carnival Dance Band on Guardsman 1989

Estott : "An Ancient Half - Mad Uncle "

My U - Tube Channel is : http://www.youtube.com/user/EMGColonel

Corruption in the CLPGS :
The Seven Social Sins are:
Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character .Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.

Money. Greed. Naivety. Falsehoods. Exploitation. Welcome to the wonderful world of gramophones!

"He has as much comedic talent as the Straight man on a Linguaphone record "
Si vis pacem, para bellum Der Morgige Tag Ist Mein

Post Reply

Return to “The Archive”