WILSON HORN CONVERSION KIT MODEL 1928
Taken from The Gramophone.
Jan 1928- "I have fitted Mr. Ginn’s special hand-made tone arm to my old machine, and with it and the Wilson horn"
April 1928-" At last there is news of a simple method of converting any old gramophone into one which is capable of the present standard of reproduction. It comes from Mr. E M. Ginn (267, High Holborn, W.C.l), indefatigable as ever in the perfecting of designs, and consists of a new tone-arm, a heavy back casting and a Wilson Panharmonic horn, the box of the casting and tone-arm being logarithmic to the horn. Apparently it can be fitted to very nearly every type of gramophone with great simplicity, the important point being to set the tone-arm so as to get good needle-track alignment; and now anyone who has been hesitating to scrap an old friend can convert it into an E.M.G. external horn model."
Could this featured "Seymour Parts" machine be the "Kit" model?, or was there another conversion kit with an internal "box" casting?. With the internal casting the needle-track alignment would be easier to set, whereas the Seymour cast bracket would be limiting with the only adjustment being the option to adjust the length of the Seymour tonearm. Note, the back bracket is packed with wedges to bring the tonearm further back. The Wilson Horn is unique and made specifically to fit the Seymour bracket. The case is made from old wooden shipping crates for Fussels Cream.
Parts are from the Henry Seymour Catalogue
|Wilson Horn Conversion Kit
||Seymour Tonearm Type A, with Seymour cast back bracket
||Homemade from Fussels Cream crates.