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SENIOR MONARCH & SALTER CABINET
This beautiful ensemble comprises an HMV Senior Monarch (#606), fitted with a rare antique wood petaled horn, all atop a Salter "double-round" cabinet (#6096) with internal felt-lined record sleeves and index system. All matching beautifully and creating a showpiece for any home.
HMV LUMIERE PHONOGRAPH
This wonderful walnut-cased HMV "Lumiere" Model 450 phonograph dispenses with the traditional tone arm, reproducer and horn, all of which are replaced by the pleated diaphragm, an invention of Louis Lumiere. When you hear the fabulous music emanating from this creation, it is hard to believe that this can sound so well. It is truly a wonder of acoustical engineering. #6834
G & T TRADEMARK GRAMOPHONE
A great c.1903 "Trademark" style machine, designated "New Style No. 3". Due to the placement of the brake on this model, the 7" turntable can accommodate 10" disks. All in all, a nice, highly original example, restored to almost as-new condition. #6831
RARE CIRCASSIAN WALNUT HMV XIV
A very rare and desirable machine, made around 1912, of which only 125 were ever made. The Russian Circassian walnut with spectacular, swirling grains, was an expensive proposition, costing 50 British Pounds at the time, about a full year's salary for the average workingman. Thus, it is safe to assume this was intended solely to be marketed to the rich upper class, as one of HMV's "Grand Designs". Closely resembling it's American cousin, the L-Door VTLA, it is fitted with a 12" turntable, triple-spring motor, and an Exhibition soundbox. This specimen is in remarkable, fully original condition, and until quite recently in the hands of the original owning family. #6914
(Please refer to page 90 of the reference book "His Master's Gramophone" for a detailed description and history of this very rare model. We will supply the new owner of this phonograph with a copy of this book together with the phonograph).