As a private Collector here in England I will try and answer your Gramophone queries.
Website last updated 12 June 2013
I started collecting Gramophones (especially HMV), Phonographs and related items back in 1989 and have also built up a large number of 78's by the Australian singer Peter Dawson.
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!
Only a few copies of this much sought after book still remain
The book "HMV Gramophones 1921 - 1936"
In addition to descriptions of the various models and HMV Information
is the Owners Operating & Servicing Instructions for the HMV Model 102.
Since all wind-up models are mechanically similar these Instructions apply to all models of Gramophone.
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