HMV 94A

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HMV 94A

Steve E.
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12 Jan 2009, 23:17 #1

OK, I'm putting this back up.






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Steve E.
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13 Jan 2009, 01:41 #4

Nice machine in wonderful condition! Is that a velocity stop mech. under the turntable?
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Steve E.
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13 Jan 2009, 04:00 #5

Yes it is! has to adjust it slightly and it works like a charm. I don't get HOW, though.

Let's see what i can remember from the old thread....
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Steve E.
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13 Jan 2009, 04:14 #6

I bought this from Australia a couple months ago, and it was most likely designed for export to the bush from the UK.

It's reportedly a budget variation on the HMV 102. Note the truncated horn. Nonetheless, the sound is excellent. Not pictured is a little curved piece in the lower left hand corner of the box, which may help bounce the sound slightly and expand the functional length of the horn slightly. I think it compares favorably to the HMV C101G I just received today. Louder, less distorted. (Most likely the HMV 101 needs work on its #4 reproducer.)

This one has a double spring. Cool.

It's miraculously light to carry.

Someone explained that the "B" on the plate means "1936" and the "14" means "plus 14." Which means this machine was made in 1950.

What kind of reproducer is on this?

Really, my only gripe is...no place to store records! I wonder if it came with one of those odd record holding accessories like the HMV 102.
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13 Jan 2009, 17:39 #7

From what I can see, the reproducer looks a lot like a Columbia Vivatonal.

PJ
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Steve E.
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13 Jan 2009, 19:58 #8

Did Columbia Vivatonals ever end up with Nipper dogs on 'em?

I used a microscope and determined that it does say "The Gramophone Company" in tiny letters on the decal. Did Columbia own that by 1950?

[Edit: US Wikipedia says yes, starting in 1931.]
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Steve E.
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19 Jan 2009, 17:02 #9

I just did a time test. I can get 9 minutes of play out of one winding of this. On the HMV 101 I can get, I think, 6 3/4 minutes. Actually, that makes me all the more impressed at the HMV 101 given that it's a single spring. (Neither spring has been lubricated.)
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Dan Gilmore
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20 Jan 2009, 00:57 #10

That's a nice solid spring for a portable!
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