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HMV Model 102 Portable in Green
Originally part of the Ian Calderbank Collection of Gramophones.
This Gramophone has been Sold, but the details might be of interest to fellow Collectors.
Advert from the 1936 HMV Catalogue
"THE WORLD'S FINEST PORTABLE"
(HMV's description of this Gramophone -There was no Advertising Standards Agency in the 1930's).
HMV portable Gramophones were normally black. Coloured portables are rare, the original purchase price was £6 compared with £5.60 for the black model. Only 40p difference, but when you consider weekly wages of £2 or £3 per week, it was only the wealthy who would pay extra for a coloured model.
Red and Blue were the most popular of the coloured Portables, followed by the Green.
Coloured HMV Portables are sought after by Collectors.
This Gramophone has a 5A Soundbox (where the needle goes in), green turntable 270D motor and is in excellent original condition.
HMV Model 102 Green Portable Gramophone
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