EMG Mark VIII (with ¾ lid) C.1929
Davey introduced a lid to reduce the noise from the needle on the record. Combined with David Phillips new E.M.G soundbox design which utilized the patented Meltrope back with its compressible rubber seal and a new stylus bar bridge allowing the soundbox to be “tuned” to play different types of records and also “tuned” to use steel, bamboo and thorn needles. The overall effect was to create one of the best gramophones of its time. This one has been upgraded to an electric motor, Garrard A.C. 4 from 1933 and a light in the lid. Grape St address.
A video of this Mk VIII on Youtube: Al Bowlly vocals with Arthur Brigg's Savoy Syncopators Orchestra - Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth- Sept 1927 Berlin.
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