In 1931 HMV and Columbia were taken over by EMI. Portable wind-up gramophones were still made although several of the models produced were rather similar and sometimes components from both companies could be found in the new models. The Columbia model 204, here and the HMV are very much alike but, oddly, the Columbia sound-box was preferred to the HMV ones. the HMV models with the “Nipper” logo were still better sellers.
This model 204 was made as a simpler and cheaper version of the HMV 102 or Columbia 202. It is slightly smaller in size but plays really well with an excellent sound-box. There is an auto-brake fitted.
The gramophone comes with 100 needles and a small selection of 78s if required.
Delivery with DPD (Next day) is £30 and with Hermes £15