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HMV Model 108 Table Grand Gramophone in dark Oak
Originally part of the Ian Calderbank Collection of Gramophones.
This Gramophone has been Sold, but the details might be of interest to fellow Collectors.
Notes about this Gramophone
This model has a Goose neck tone arm (superseded in 1925 by the slimmer Swan neck).
Exhibition Soundbox has no serial number and has "His Master's Voice" on the front indicating British manufacture after 1918, prior to this date they were imported from the USA and had a serial number.
The turntable is brown felt, between 1924 - 25 HMV started using brown felt instead of green.
The horn is red cast iron straight from the Soundbox with a wooden mouth, in 1925 Tern or Zinc sheet was used for internal horns, the horns were lengthened by curving round the back of the machine.
The 108 Model number is to be found carved into the wooden top of the internal horn. It would be 1926 before HMV finally had the bright idea of openly displaying Model numbers on their Table Grand Gramophones.
Two hand lid stay operation. Automatic brake and speed regulator.
Case 15" Wide, 18¼" Deep and 13½" High.
Model 32 Gl motor with two 13½ foot 1¼ " 775 gm springs. 0" brown turntable.
Condition:- Woodwork excellent, nickel plate good with minor pitting on top of speed control.
HMV Model 108 Table Grand Gramophone in Oak
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