"The Connoisseur's Gramophone", in Walnut this model cost £50 in 1928. (In 1928, you could buy a terraced house in London for £350, when average earnings were about £131 per year).
Designed by Horace Balfour Davey, it used an ebonite horn suspended from the motor board. It curled around 27 degrees inside the cabinet forming an opening of 17 ½ inches.
David Phillips new E.M.G soundbox design utilized the patented Meltrope back with its compressible rubber seal and was “tuned” to play different types of records and also “tuned” to use steel, bamboo and thorn needles.
The cabinet was built by "artist-cabinet-makers", Frank Darrieulat.
Video of this EMG Mk VII playing Singapore Sorrow by Fred Elizalde
|E.M.G Mk VII||New longer Gooseneck with Quincke tube||Paillard GGR 255||EMG Exhibition type with Meltrope back||270° Davey Ebonite horn||Built by Frank Darrieulat. H-4' W-28½" D-22½"||Oak-£40 Mahogany-£45 Walnut £50||1928|