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Pamphonic record player

Post by crackle » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:38 am

I found this little Pam record player in a boot sale today and it followed me home.
Does anybody recognise it?
It has a single ECL82 , and a Garrard RC120 Mk II autochanger.

Mike
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Re: Pamphonic record player

Post by crackle » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:50 pm

I have searched the internet and cant find anything like this, or any reference to a Pam record player using an ECL82.
If someone can help with the model number it would be useful so I can record the details on the radio museum.

Thanks
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Re: Pamphonic record player

Post by Paul_RK » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:28 pm

Hello Mike,

It's hardly a positive identification, but a quick trawl of the Pam entries in my half-dozen Radio Show guides, an incomplete run from 1954-62, brought this from the first one I looked at, 1958 which seemed a fair guess to me at the date of the machine:

"RECORD PLAYERS

Model 620.- This popular model, with a 4-speed Garrard Auto-Changer, is continued in the new range - by continuous public demand."

There's nothing at all likely mentioned in any of the other annual volumes: the '62 one lists the model 5200, but 1962 would be very late for an RC120 MkII and R+TVS confirms that one's valve as an EL84. So I think I'm just about bold enough to say that you've probably been found by a 620.

Paul

 
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Re: Pamphonic record player

Post by crackle » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:26 pm

Hi Paul
Thanks very much for taking the time to check that out, at least it is somewhere to start.
Nothing found in the R&TVS indexes for the 620.
I will do some more searches tomorrow for the Pam 620.
The Pam 5200 is listed in R&TVS service as having a BSR UA14 deck and EL84..
cheers
Mike

 
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Re: Pamphonic record player

Post by crackle » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:21 am

I had a look inside and the main smoothing cap is dated Nov 1957, which agrees with the date of 1958 for the 620.

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Re: Pamphonic record player

Post by crackle » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:29 am

I have proposed the record player on the Radio Museum for posterity as a Pam 620, if any new evidence turns up then it can be amended.
http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/pamphonic_620.html

Thanks Paul

Mike


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