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HMV 102 GREEN PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE
Circa 1935

HMV 102

Advert from the 1934 HMV Catalogue

HMV 102 Advert

"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 more wealthy who would pay extra for a coloured model. Coloured HMV Portables are sought after by Collectors.

In the 1930's as electric record players reduced in price, the age of the wind-up Gramophone was drawing to a close, the HMV Model 102 introduced in July 1931 was probably the pinnacle of what could be achieved with the portable wind-up Gramophone.
Under the turntable the Gramophone is identified with Model 102C serial number 441746; (Serial numbers did not run sequentially) . The Gramophone has a 5A Soundbox (Needle Holder) which was introduced in late 1934 and replaced by the 5B after 1936. The motor is a Model 270D by The Gramophone Co. Hayes Middx (HMV), it has a single 1" 14 foot 550 gm spring. Single handed lid operation. Automatic start / brake. A green deck And blue 10" Turntable. Graduated speed regulator. Pivoted needle bowl and spring clip for a "Tungstyle" needle tin.
Case size 12" Wide 17" Deep 7" High. Weight 7.8Kg or 17lb.

The Gramophone is in very good original condition complete with removable Record Carrying Tray.
These Record trays were often lost. During 1936 HMV dispensed with the Record tray for subsequent production, but this circa 1935 version of the 102 is complete with its tray.
The Chrome nickel plate has minor tarnish to the lid catch and carrying strap holders. The carrying strap has a split on the outside of the high quality leather strap which does not affect it's usage.

The Gramophone has been serviced by a specialist Gramophone Engineer who has removed and cleaned the mainspring.

I have tried to describe the Gramophone accurately, but please take into account it is 85 years old and used for home (and picnic) entertainment hence there will be minor imperfections commensurate with age.

HMV 102 GREEN PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE

FOR SALE SOLD

Included will be a facsimile copy of the original Owners Operating and Care Instructions
together with 100 Gramophone Needles.


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