HMV Model 102 Portable Gramophone

HMV Model 102 Portable Gramophone

Categories: Gramophone

The HMV 102 is probably the most popular gramophones amongst collectors at the moment. They play really well and are reliable and well made. The model 102 first appeared in the 1930s and this example, from about 1932 in in near mint condition.

The 102s were fitted with three styles of sound-box each giving very good results. The first, No.16, plays really well but has the disadvantage of being impossible to take apart so cannot be serviced. The 5A and later 5B boxes can be serviced when necessary but both can suffer from metal fatigue which causes the back-plates to crumble especially around the locating pin. The gramophone available is very similar to the one in the picture has a No.5A sound-box in very good condition.

Price £190

This good example of the model comes with 100 needles and a small selection of 78s if required. Carriage with DPD (Next Day delivery) is £25 and with My Hermes is£15