His Master’s Voice Model 102d Portable Gramophone

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The HMV 102 is dubbed as His Master’s Voice’s longest lived and most successful portable gramophone which was introduced in 1931. Marketed by HMV as the ‘World’s finest portable’ was manufactured and sold till 1960. This colonial model was manufactured in Calcutta, British India for upper-class Indians and British officers, has a longer internal horn with a wider swan neck tone arm, and is made in teak— which makes it a rare find, because most of gramophones produced by HMV were made in leather.

This Collectible comes with an authenticity certificate and curatorial note on the collectible.
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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.
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