All the machines featured on this page have been thoroughly serviced by The Repair Shop’s Gramophone Guru, with new mainsprings fitted. (The springs are made at the same Yorkshire factory that produced them for His Master’s Voice in the 1930s.)
Each comes with 24 good condition popular records from the period, 200 brand new needles, and full operating instructions. Stored well and used correctly there is no reason these gramophones should not continue to give good service for the next 60 years!
A nice compact gramophone from about 1930, this features the faux marbling effect, so typical of Art Deco pieces from that time. Lightweight, so ideal for taking on picnics or to classic car shows. £160.00
The highly desirable red version of this very popular machine. The 102 remained in production with various minor modifications from 1931 to 1959, the longest lasting of any HMV gramophone. Sold as “The Finest of all Portables”, just for once the advertising hype was justified – these are lovely sounding machines. This early example comes with an original railway luggage sticker on the base, perhaps suggesting that it may have been sent home from France following the end of WW2. The exterior shows signs of a busy life, but the interior is in lovely condition with a 5B soundbox fitted. The motor has just been fully serviced, including fitting a new mainspring. £360.00
Horn Gramophone c. 1912
A nice example of a Swiss motored horn gramophone, made circa 1912. It has just had a new spring fitted as part of a complete mechanical rebuild, and as well as its unusual two-tone green horn it has very attractive Art Nouveau mouldings on the front and sides. £650.00.
Columbia 112A (1932)
Fairly heavy for a portable, this machine has a Garrard No.50 motor that will easily play 10” or 12” records. Suitable for taking to classic car shows it will also work very well indoors, having a good tone, ample volume, and the ability to be closed up and packed away when not in use. £180.00
HMV 101 (1925)
The first version of the 101, this example is a collector’s piece with the winding handle at the front and the needle containers in the lid. (All the later ones had the handle in the side and a needle drawer in the front right-hand corner). With the correct brass-backed No.4 soundbox, this gramophone has all its original features. £250.00
An attractive machine covered in dark blue Rexine with a cream coloured motorboard. Reflecting the post-war shortage of chrome, this gramophone has a chrome plated tone arm and soundbox, but a brown edged turntable on its Garrard motor. In addition the speed control and manual brake are nickel plated. The original despatch label under the turntable gives its date as 2/12/52, so it left the factory just in time for Christmas 70 years ago. £160.00
HMV 145 (1931)
The smallest of the HMV cabinet gramophones, this mahogany version has a lovely tone and ample volume, without taking up undue space in a modern home. It has a record storage cupboard built into the case, and a new gold cloth behind the fretwork covering the horn mouth. The finish of the cabinet overall is in very good original condition. £300.00