GRAMOPHONES and PHONOGRAPHS
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HIS MASTER'S GRAMOPHONE
by Brian Oakley & Christopher Proudfoot
(Two of the UK's foremost authoritative Experts on HMV Gramophones)
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)
A large book approximately 31cm by 22cm by 2.5cm (12" by 8.75" by 1")
All known Models of HMV Gramophones sold in the UK
between 1897 & 1960
Information about each model includes -
Photographs - Date of Model and any Modification - Number Sold - Original Price - Background History
Special or Interesting Model Information - Case Dimensions & type of wood or cloth
Soundbox (Reproducer) - Motor Type - Horn - Tonearm - AND MORE (much more)
Photographs & Information about HMV Gramophone Components -
Soundboxes (Reproducers) - Transfers (Decals) - Motors - Winding Handles (Cranks) - AND MORE (much more)
Between them the Authors have decades of specialist HMV knowledge.
Wrote the definitive book for UK Gramophone Collectors "Collecting Phonographs & Gramophones" (published 1980).
Christopher ran the Mechanical Music Sales at Christies Auction House London for nearly 30 years.
He is a World Authority on HMV Gramophones.
Started Collecting in the mid-1980's, his Collection is now concentrated on HMV Gramophones.
Brian took the majority of photographs in the book thus maintaining the constant very high standard.
Purchasing a Gramophone
I always recommend you buy a Gramophone from a respected Gramophone Dealer with a reputation to loose,
or a Gramophone Collector who you feel you can trust.
But if you decide to take a chance and possibly save money by buying at Auction
for example eBay, you need all the facts.
This book has all known UK Models of HMV Gramophone described in detail,
hopefully it will enable you to buy at Auction a genuine HMV Gramophone that is "Correct".
By "Correct" I mean a Gramophone that has not had parts substituted from other models of Gramophone,
thereby reducing it's value and Collectability.
Or, worse still you might inadvertently buy a reproduction HMV Gramophone.
His Master's Gramophone
Unprecedented access has been given to the HMV archives (EMI Group Archive Trust)
Information has been provided by Collectors throughout the World
The cost both financially and years of work producing this large sumptuous book has been extremely high,
but finally it is now available for us and the Generations of Gramophone Collectors yet to come.
A sumptuous large page book approximately 31cm by 22cm by 2.5cm (12" by 8.75" by 1")
High quality printing on silk paper with over 450 quality colour illustrations
Hardback with Dust-wrapper
HIS MASTER'S GRAMOPHONE
(Excluding Postage & Packing - This large book is heavy, it weighs 1.6KG)
This book was published independently and is not available from the major Book Distributors or Bookshops
For Ordering Details please
Reviews of the book "His Master's Gramophone"
The majority of HMV Gramophones found for sale today were produced or originated during the period 1921 to 1936.
HMV GRAMOPHONES 1921 to 1936
If you seek to have or just own one HMV Gramophone and never ever intend to be a Collector
the less detailed information contained in this cheaper alternative book could be for you.
Unlike "His Master's Gramophone" this book is printed in black & white
and does not contain such highly detailed information.
The Alternative Book
Contains details of HMV Gramophones produced or developed between 1921 and 1936
HMV GRAMOPHONES 1921 - 1936
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