In about 1910 the Gramophone Company (HMV) produced a series of “Hornless” gramophones. Gramophone enthusiasts, it was thought, were getting tired of large horned machines and wanted something neater. The first hornless gramophones had internal wooden horns and two doors at the front allowed for some degree of volume control. The design was never very popular as the gramophones appeared to be incomplete, and lacking a lid!
Gramophones like this Model 1, are really well made with solid oak cases and good quality motors, they play really well using the rather special “Exhibition” sound-box. (Now selling for about £75!). They have a pleasing appearance and work well. I rather like this open design as it is easy to use and demonstrate gramophone toys, like the “Tango Two” , “Rag-time Rastus” and others.
Delivery with DPD (Next day) £25 and with Hermes £15