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 His Masters Voice Gramophone - Model 'Gramola No 2'
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:55:08 PM on 7 December 2019.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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I have just aquired a beautiful HMV Gramophone cabinet
The label on lid says it's a model "Gramola No 2"

The components are long gone......

Can anyone direct me to where I might find any information on it and how easy or hard the Gramophone components might be to acquire

I will also be looking for the missing knob as shown in the photos

Thank you

HMV Gramophone
HMV Gramophone
HMV Gramophone
HMV Gramophone
HMV Gramophone

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:41:14 PM on 9 December 2019.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:27:31 AM on 10 December 2019.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Palings was a music store up in Tamworth till the mid 80s.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:21:14 PM on 10 December 2019.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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I bought this from a place just near Tamworth so it may well have come from that Palings shop

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:06:03 AM on 11 December 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Palings was a huge "go to" megashop in George St Sydney. Back in the 50's and 60's. When we "went to town" that would be the shop to go to and get records and music stuff. I'm sure they had big shops in Brisbane and Melbourne as well. I guess they were the "Dick Smith" of the 50's with branches carrying the brand all over the country. Yes we went to town and it was like the Beverley Hillbillys arriving...……...
It may sound funny now but going into Sydney truly was an event trip into the big smoke. You could drive your chariot down George St and moaned if you could not park right in front of the store! There were so many big shops and they were all places you had to go, plus the Harbour Bridge, that was worth the trip alone, and Taronga park Zoo.
Googling Palings gives a few references to give you an idea about how big they were from the 20's up to about the 60's.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:04:27 PM on 19 December 2019.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Stephen, Rosemary is looking for a cabinet like that, sans mech., if you want to sell it.

Alternatively, a turntable and motor board from a far more common desktop model should fit.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:37:02 PM on 19 December 2019.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Hi Ian

I would like to keep it.
It is a beautiful and decorative cabinet.

I was going to put my stereo components in it but them wondered how easy or hard it might be to restore it to original.

Hoping you and Rosemary are well

A very Merry Christmas to you both

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