An HMV mirror-lid television and wireless console, type 900 with additional speaker outfit, 1937,

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Lot 680W
An HMV mirror-lid television and wireless console,
type 900 with additional speaker outfit, 1937,

Sold for £ 3,840 (US$ 4,711) inc. premium
An HMV mirror-lid television and wireless console,
type 900 with additional speaker outfit, 1937,
No. 41269, 12-inch screen with factory-specification 14 x 10-inch lens, framed in polished mahogany following the convex profile, flanking vertical wireless dial, the vision controls still retaining the paper instruction strip with pictorial screen examples, full-width mirror, in well-figured burr walnut, crossbanded and ebonised veneered cabinet, in rich Deco taste with a stepped theme, with the speaker to front centre; with a pair of HMV additional speakers, each with octagonal fret frames, in matching walnut veneered cases - 36in. (91.5cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    TV is King, M. B-L, 1994, p.13,

    Original price 80gns, speakers £5 17s. 6d. each

    M.B-L comments: "I suspect that the factory built in magnifier makes this set unique, no other similar example is known."
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