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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:28:51 PM on 1 March 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
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Hi guys I'm not sure of the year of this little gem. Its another family item which lucky me has received from my awesome mum. I believe it is in fully working order but can any of you tell me if the arm and needle weight can be adjusted as it sits very heavily and I dont want to ruin any old records.

CHEERS Carl.

HMV Gramophone
HMV Gramophone


Update: One more photo.

HMV Gramophone


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:58:04 PM on 4 March 2015.
Audioaaron's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 24 February 2015
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Great looking gramophone! I have the exact same one which my father purchased in the UK in the 70's. You typically cant adjust the weight on gramophone arms. The steel needle needs to make good contact with the 78rpm groove in order to create vibrations in the sound box. Gramophone records are not like LP's, these records will wear down the steel needle long before the steel needle will wear them down. Great find!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:59:12 PM on 4 March 2015.
Audioaaron's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I believe my identical HMV gramophone is circa 1935-38.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:59:26 PM on 4 March 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
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Cool thanks. Now I need some 78s.


 
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