As a private Collector here in England I will try and answer your Gramophone queries.
Website last updated 4 January 2016
I started collecting Gramophones (especially HMV), Phonographs and related items back in 1989.
GRAMOPHONES - HELP & INFORMATION
Common questions I am asked:- Can you identify my Gramophone?. When was it made?. What's it worth?. My machine has a problem, can it be fixed?.
Where can I obtain Gramophone Needles?.
How do I operate it?. How do I Service it?
I have seen this Horn Gramophone, is it a reproduction?.
And so many more!
Further down this Web-page are details of models sold from my Collection - see what a Genuine HMV Gramophone looks like!
HIS MASTER'S GRAMOPHONE
THE COLLECTORS BIBLE OF HMV GRAMOPHONES
Comprehensive details of EVERY MODEL of HMV Gramophone
known to have been sold in the UK
(Spot the fake, or modifications to a genuine HMV Gramophone)
The book "HIS MASTER'S GRAMOPHONE" by Brian Oakley & Christopher Proudfoot
(Two of the UK's foremost authoritative Experts on HMV Gramophones)
Comprehensive descriptions and details including dates for
ALL known HMV Models of Gramophone sold by HMV in the UK between 1897 & 1960
THIS SUMPTUOUS BOOK Could be an Ideal Present?
Christmas, Birthdays, Fathers (Mothers) Day
or just Anytime?
AVAILABILITY OF THIS BOOK This book was published in 2011, as of Christmas 2015 about 95% of the books have now been Sold
No plans exist to print further copies; once the remaining books are sold, that's it!
The only chance will be to hopefully find a second-hand copy at an affordable price
RARE MODEL OF HMV LONDON BUS
(IN ORIGINAL UNOPENED DISPLAY BOX)
In 1984 HMV collaborated with Corgi in the production of a few models of the Red London Bus bearing the HMV logo
Corgi have recently manufactured a few more copies of this Bus
These Boxed Models are the 1984 originals as described in the HMV Collector's Book