October 2018

HMV Model 145 Cabinet gramophone

Created by John Sleep on Saturday 20th of October 2018 04:36:31 PM : Gramophone

Over the last year or so collectors have been buying portable gramophones, due mainly to their compactness and the possibility of hiding them away when not needed. Cabinet gramophones take up more room, but usually give better sound quality due to the larger internal horns they have fitted. In the 1930s The Gramophone Company (HMV) […]

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Needle Tins

Created by John Sleep on Monday 15th of October 2018 12:41:16 PM : Gramophone

      Here are a selection of needle tins that were available to customers from the early 1900s. They are now collector’s items and can be  interesting and not expensive items to look out for. The selection below are in trays 1-4 and you can identify particular tins by using a code, so that […]

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Created by John Sleep on Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 06:48:51 PM : Accessories

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HMV Model 102 Portable Gramophone

Created by John Sleep on : Gramophone

The HMV 102 has become the most sought-after portable gramophone in the last five years. It is reliable and can cope with a wide range of 78s, even the later discs from the 50s that are often too loud for early gramophones. The No.5A ,  5B or No.16 soundbox gives really good reproduction and, with […]

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“Mead” Horned Gramophone

Created by John Sleep on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 04:20:14 PM : Gramophone

This is an example of a simple horned gramophone from about 1910 made by the “Mead” Company from Birmingham. The Mead Company was well known for making bicycles but it is difficult to find much evidence about their production of gramophones. Several different model do turn up from time to time. The gramophone has a […]

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