Prototype ? Double Horn HMV Cabinet Machine

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Prototype ? Double Horn HMV Cabinet Machine

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:56 pm

This is a very interesting machine owned by "the Squire" i took these pictures some weeks ago but found them to - night and think they may be of interest.

This machine is approx the same size as an HMV 192 model and is of HMV Build Quality BUT is french Polished, The Motor & motorboard Soundbox, tonearm and lid support are ALL HMV - the hOrn is a double horn with Treble & bass horns, theis horn was advertised in the Gramophone Magazine Very briefly C 1927 and we assume that HMV bought th epatents and constructed this machine to demonstrate them

here is the Cabinet - crossbanded Doors

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the Motorboard - with HMV Tonearm

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With the motorboard taken out we see the top of the horns - treble & bass

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The Grille - which is designed to be removed so you can see the horns behind


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The horns behind the grille

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The Record Cabinet - very much like the Sheraton grand (as pointed out by Proudie when he saw this machine)

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We assume this machine was built to demonstrate these horns which is why the grille is easily removable - the machine being essentially obsolete fairly quickly was then completed and given to an employee
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