The Pedestal model was made around the time of the General Strike of 1926. An elusive model, and none have turned up looking like the “E.M.G. Standard Pedestal Model” shown in the flyer below.
This walnut example at first looks like it has had its legs chopped off although the horizontal grain on the skirt suggests it never had legs. It could possibly be a “Console” model mentioned in the same flyer. A Super Table Grand sitting on a console may also have been referred to as the Pedestal Model, as featured in the first advert.
The Pedestal Model was a transitional model with muddled up parts. The rectangular “Collier Patent Ebonite” horn is downgraded to a typical heavy cast, flaring into a fixed rectangular wooden horn.
The Seymour tonearm is upgraded to a new Seymour/Wilson pivot bearing gooseneck tonearm with Quincke Tube, minimising tracking error.
|E.M.G Pedestal Model||Seymour/Wilson pivot bearing tonearm with Quincke Tube||Any make supplied. This has a Collaro Single-spring||Exhibition converted by Harry Virtz||Metal cast with wooden horn||Oak-25 guineas. Mahogany 27 guineas, Walnut 30 guineas.||25-30 GNS||1926|