From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted August 26, 2018 05:26 AM
The poor Vox had a very short life. It was made in France and introduced in April 1938, followed by the Super Vox in January 1939. Their special lamps were made by Philips, and these are no longer available.
When war broke out imports to the UK were very limited and with the invasion of France in 1940 production of the projectors ceased altogether. That was the end of them as they never reappeared after the war.
However, the Vox lighting can be modified to use the A1/232 lamp which uses the same voltage (15) as the original lamp. I have a Vox with this conversion (together with a transistorised amplifier) and it works well with the conversion. The new lamp is 150 watts.
posted August 27, 2018 03:34 AM
Hi Maurice....Many thanks for the information...I did wonder if I was pushing my luck a little trying to get the original lamps although I have just found an old/new stock A1/105 from a year’s old local TV repair shop of all places.
I am grabbing a Vox wiring diagram from Graham Newham which I am sure will be of great help as some kind of conversion seems the way to go….Thanks Steve