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 clean records, the quality of sound will surprise for a purely mechanical way of reproducing music and speech.
HMV 102 portables are getting increasingly difficult to find in good condition and those that do turn up are fetching high prices!
The gramophone in the picture is from the 1930s and is in a blue case. The condition of the case is only fair with signs of wear, but it has been fully serviced and plays well with a No.5A soundbox.
Next day delivery by “DPD Local” is about £25 . Using “My Hermes” the cost is about £15.