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HMV (EMI) Factory Tour 1936

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Michael Watterson
 
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DVD transfer of a 16mm silent promotional film donated to Radiomuseum by Sue Davis, UK.  (Thanks!).

We have the film so may in the future make a better transfer.

I edited a little and uploaded to YouTube HMV factory tour 1936

Feel free to suggest here what the models illustrated are and comment on YouTube ideas for a Sound Track.

 

This article was edited 27.May.14 00:17 by Vincent de Franco .

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"Screen grabs" From the video

 

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I think maybe 1, 5 & 7 are similar or the same? One is in the last sequence

 

Evidence of 1936 date

 

 

Finally the actual Nipper painting

 

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Paul in UK says:

With some help from a Geoffrey Dixon-Nuttall article long ago in The Radiophile (no.15, Easter 1988), the table model in the end sequence is indeed a 340 - early version, as a local/distant switch beneath the tuning knob was later combined with the knob as a push-pull action.

The fairly compact auto radiogram with five bars across the 'speaker aperture is a 570 or 570A, I'm harbouring one here.

Table model with four knobs, 441, and its console version the 444. I just have the Marconi versions of each (264 and 297). I'd guess the single play radiogram, second still down, may be the 541 using the same chassis again.

The large radiogram with elaborate figuring looks like an 800, so that just leaves the one with vertical grille bars, perhaps a 580.

Paul

 

1935 HMV 340

1935 HMV 570

1935 HMV 441

1935 HMV 444

1935 HMV 541

1935 HMV 800  Autoradiogram

  
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