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"original" indian Desktop Portable ?

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:29 pm

A rash of bogus machines has appeared on Ebay to - day - i know we've seen such things before and yes these are as crude as the former ones and certainly over Priced as well - £171.38 reminds me of the Bedford Crapophones which were sold by a couple in a Brown Car priced at ..........£175 !

at the moment these certainly wouldn't fool anyone here - the parts are crude and nothing like HMV - the case fittings are also "off the Shelf" junk of poor quality and the "teak" Cases appear just to be painted wood of some kind - maybe plywood ! Original HMV cases have "finger"joints or as in at least two of my HMV 101s have Dovetail joints at the corners but these have crude "butt" joints maybe just glued and not pinned

i hate to think what they must sound like but the transfers are convincing and possibly the ones mentioned as coming from South America and that's what will ensnare the unwary - they may be £171 to -day but soon they will get cheaper and sadly they will get better in quality as well and that's when WE have to be careful

it seems they also make "Deccas" as well


note they also make "marine Antiques" including Telescopes, Compasses and other things not too badly made but not in anyway up to the quality of originals

the "original " HMV 101 type


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-origi ... Swie5XTWzH

The 102 tyoe -


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-origi ... SwNsdXTWs3
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