Founded in 1897 by William Barry Owen and Trevor Williams, Gramophone Co. Ltd. was one of the earliest recording companies based in the United Kingdom and continued its operations in the UK till the 1970s.
This suitcase style portable gramophone, model 102D, from the 1930s is a UK manufactured collectible by Gramophone Co. Ltd. The gramophone ascends from a leather suitcase which has a leather covered carrying handle and a separate compartment for storing the records placed inside the lid. Also, engraved in the middle of the inner side of the lid is the historic mark: His Master’s Voice/ The Gramophone Company Ltd. Patents Applied For.