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HMV Model 7 Horn Gramophone in 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.
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Advert from much later 1921 HMV Catalogue
Notes about this Gramophone
Exhibition Soundbox. Case Dimensions 16.5" Square. Powerful double spring motor with vertical worm drive and horizontal governor driving a 12" Turntable.
The familiar Dog "&" Trumpet trademark transfer is on the front of the case. This version of the Trademark was in use from circa 1909 on Horn Gramophones until the early / mid 1920's.
The 24" Diameter "HMV" Morning Glory Horn is Red with Gold edging. Black was the most common horn colour, but "HMV" did not hold back when it came to colours, they even had horns with metallic finishes.
Condition :- Both the Wooden Case and Nickel plate are good. The Horn is very good, but sometime in its life it has been professionally repainted. The Turntable felt has also been renewed.
I have tried to describe the Gramophone accurately. However, it must be born in mind unlike many "Antiques" that have been safely stored against the ravages of time in a display cabinet; the Gramophone was a Domestic Appliance which was a main source of home entertainment.
Realistically the only Gramophones that won't show signs of age are over restored examples, or the reproduction models imported from the Far East.
A very impressive and sought after Horn Gramophone
HMV Model 7 Gramophone
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