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 1950s HMV identification info please
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:22:17 AM on 14 May 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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I have a 1950s hmv , I have owned it for years , I bought it in pieces . all there in a box , I'm about to start to restore it , so I have been looking all over the internet for a photo of one and I never found a photo on one , It has 2 grills , one on either side of the screen , The grills have 3 timber trims that run down the grill cloth either side of the picture tube , It has 2 knobs that go through the glass screen at the front and it stands on 4 legs ,, I have to re-veneer this one ,and its in parts so its a bit hard for me to show you a photo .
perhaps someone here may know were there is an old photo or an ad showing this model ???

Thank you , Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:34:16 AM on 14 May 2016.
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HMV tellies generally had names such as Nipper, Casino, etc. Is there a name stamped on the bezel?


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:46:29 PM on 14 May 2016.
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Hi there , No name on the bezel , The bezel is gold , Its a great looking 50's Tv and I have never seen one like it before ,My interest in early TV's goes back years , So I'm aware of what models are common come up on gumtree or ebay as I look all the time . , I will search the names you gave me and see what I can find , Failing that I might be able to pop the grills in and take a basic photo any somebody may know the model . Thank you for your help and I will do a search of the names and see what comes up ,hmmmm Not a lot of HMV television pictures on the internet as a rule ,, A bit rare .

Thanks again ,,,,,,, Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:03:17 PM on 14 May 2016.
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Is this the set?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/101368970/10543824

TV Collector might be able to identify the model and chassis type.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:02:01 PM on 14 May 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Ha ha ha ha ha Thank you !! Its on that page and its Called the Lowboy model with the long legs ,, That's great ! Thank you very much , I have been looking all over the internet with no luck at all , I was just in the shed sticky tapping all its part back on to get a photo of it to post on this site hoping someone could tell me the model .. That's made my day , Thanks again for finding that for me,
,,,,,,,,,,,, Pete

ps here is mine held together wth tape just for the photo

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yAJ2bw4-bcWDRFOGNZR0tqcmc/view?usp=sharing


Here is a Tecnico I have almost finished ,, now I will start on the HMV

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yAJ2bw4-bcZ2lTc25RMkEwRUE/view?usp=sharing


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:25:56 PM on 14 May 2016.
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My grandparents owned the console version shown in that ad. Watched many a Midday Movie on it during school holidays. I recall replacing the channel change knob a couple of times.

249 guineas in 1958 equates to $7,792 today.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:28:59 PM on 14 May 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hello , Yes that's a huge amount of money ,, You can see why they often did not throw it away even when it was 30 years old ,, They just put them in the shed or the Garage and then we come along and buy them and it starts again ,, I very happy that " Mt " found that old Ad for me ,, Thanks Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:03:53 AM on 15 May 2016.
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Yep, big outlay for the ordinary family. I remember my parents mulling over the purchase of our first TV back in the late 50s. They rented one for a while to see if it was worth the investment. In the end they bought a Krielser that I inherited when I moved into my own flat in my early twenties. Can't remember what became of that one -- went to landfill most likely when colour arrived.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:18:59 AM on 15 May 2016.
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Pete, your HMV looks to be a model F3-A2 (F3 - chassis, A2 - case style). You should be able to confirm this by looking at the rear face of the chassis near the power transformer. It will be stamped with the TV model number.

Is the Pye-Technico in your photo a model W201D? The model number will be on the black makers badge on the chassis.
I'm currently working on a W101V thats needing a lot of work. I'll probably start a thread about it in the near future.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:40:17 AM on 16 May 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi There, Thanks for that information I will check it out, I have 2 Pye TVs, one is the W201c Tecnico in the link above and the other one is a W101E 17 inch Tecnico. I have just finished the Cabinet on the W201. That HMV Loboy will be my next restoration. I have never come across anther HMV Loboy Model before. Must be a bit Rare that one. I really love the look of the HMV but as you can see , its going to need some work.

That W201, I bought from a lady about 2 months ago and she had owned it since new. She was a little girl when her mother bought it new, It was still in the lounge room when I picked it up.
thanks for your help and interest with my HMV and sorry for the late reply my computer is down.

Pete


 
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