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Old 23rd Jun 2024, 11:15 am   #1
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Default HMV Model 120 - worth saving?

Hello there,

This old (1940s?) HMV autochanger record deck has had a narrow escape from a skip. The cabinet is mouldy and bits of it have already gone.

Could it be of use to someone here, or should it continue its skip-ward journey? No idea if it works, but I was thinking it might yield spares.

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Old 23rd Jun 2024, 11:21 pm   #2
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Very early changer, that. Well worth saving.
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Old 24th Jun 2024, 9:33 am   #3
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Ben

The motor looks rather different to one normally found in a BSR or Garrard, more like my Vintage Electricity meter, in other words, an eddy current motor.

Unless I'm mistaken, not to be outdone, B&O uses the same technology in their Beogram 8000. Keeps perfect time!!

How the world of technology keeps reinventing itself!

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Very early changer, that. Well worth saving.
Big job though, and not much practical use.
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Old 24th Jun 2024, 11:31 am   #5
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For something like this, I'd simply keep the deck plate/mechanism and discard the manky cabinet, with a view to finding it something suitable to mount it in at a later date. For a 78 enthusiast it would be of interest, as it's less common than the single play gramophones.
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