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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.
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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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