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Old 26th Sep 2018, 12:49 pm   #1
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Default 1930 GEC radiogram identification.

In the early 1940's we had a record player which was in fact a radiogram cabinet with just a centrally mounted Garrard model RC4 autochanger. The unit was played through our console Marconi 564 radio. I have been trying to find which model the original radiogram was. All I knew or could remember, was my father told me it was bought in 1930.

I recently stumbled on a picture of the cabinet but cannot manage to post it on here. Keying " GEC radiogram 1930 " into Google brings up a first hit of a row of pictures, the third from the left shows the radiogram. If anyone knows which model number or has information I would be most grateful

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Old 26th Sep 2018, 1:07 pm   #2
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Default Re: 1930 GEC radiogram identification.

This one?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=GE...7jqic3PefRECM:
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 5:05 pm   #3
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Default Re: 1930 GEC radiogram identification.

Hello Graham thanks for that.

Yes that is the one. The picture is very pale, the set we had was considerably darker.
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The unit pictured has a radio built in and I'd hardly say that the turntable is central.

Are you looking for something in a similar cabinet?
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Could that have been a 'Plus O gram', the former Dansette by Margolin and Co?
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Default Re: 1930 GEC radiogram identification.

It was originally a radiogram. My father had disposed of the original turntable and radio about 1937 / 38 and installed a centrally mounted autochanger.

In 1946 he inherited an RGD 1936 table radio Model 625. He then installed the radio chassis and speaker from the RGD in the GEC cabinet. the radio at the right hand side with the autochanger at the left hand side. Thus an upgraded radiogram.

He was skilled at woodwork, french polishing and soldering etc. I was born 1939 and never saw the original version. I am just curious about the details of the original.
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Default Re: 1930 GEC radiogram identification.

Hello,
It appears to be the radiogram version of the GEC AVC5 (BC3540) table radio from 1934. (See picture below)
According to the trader sheet the radiogram version is the BC3548. https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/gec_su...c5_bc3548.html
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 4:54 pm   #8
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Hello Richard. Many thanks for the posting. Yes, that seems to fit in with things.

The 1934 date is quite feasible, my memory as 1930 was from more than 70 yrs ago!

The RC4 upgrade fits in as I believe that was introduced in 1934. I used to have a note in my father's handwriting in the margin of a 1938 ad for RC4's at the rear part of a copy of Wireless World.
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