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Antique Portable Hmv Gramophone Mod 102 E 1934 20th Century

Antique Portable Hmv Gramophone Mod 102 E 1934 20th Century

Antique Portable Hmv Gramophone Mod 102 E 1934 20th Century


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This really excellent portable gramophone was made by 'His Master's Voice'  

Model:  102   first made in 1931 and this one dates from 1934. 

Model No: C 102 E

Serial no: B/14  29858

This is the de-luxe variant in black leathercloth. It was very popular in its day and now due to its superb playing quality. HMV 102 is still widely recognised as marking the pinnacle of portable gramophone design. It remained in production, with minor changes, from 1931 until the late 1950s.

This model is finished in black Rexine leathercloth with a brown motor board, the internal fittings are chromium plated. 

It has got an automatic or manual start/stop, via selector lever. Single spring motor with the 5a soundbox and very proportional tone arm and horn system

Also comes with an HMV 102 manual, needles and the original key.


It is in really outstanding working condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 29 x Depth 43

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches

His Master's Voice, abbreviated HMV is a trademark in the music business, and for many years was the name of a large record label. The name was coined in 1899 as the title of a painting of the dog Nipper listening to a wind-up gramophone. In the photograph on which the painting was based, the dog was listening to a phonograph cylinder. This image comes from a painting by English artist Francis Barraud, A.R.A. and titled His Master's Voice.


W29.0 x H16.0 x D43.0 cm



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