In about 1931 HMV and Columbia were taken over by EMI. Several portable gramophones continued to be made, often with combinations of parts from each company. the HMV model 102 was the most popular portable gramophone on sale but its price at about £5 was too expensive for many. The model 97 was produced as a cheaper alternative selling for about £3. This example is the model 97D and is in excellent condition.
The 97D plays very well using a modification of Columbia sound-box No.23 with HMV cover disc. There is an auto-brake that actually works but can be isolated and a manual brake used.
Delivery with DPD (Next day) £25 and with My Hermes £15