Here is a nice example of an HMV Model 25 horned gramophone from 1924-1927. This is one of the very last horned gramophones made by HMV and only a few hundred were made available in this country so this is quite a rarity.
The last group of horned gramophones included the 29 and 31-14 but these operated without a back-bracket and the horn was attached to a tube fixed to the motor-board. The model 25 was the last model with the conventional back-bracket arrangement.
The oak case of the model 25 has sloping sides so the back-bracket is specially designed to present the tone-arm correctly. There is a 12″ turntable and a massive quadruple spring No.34 motor. There is an automatic speed indicator.
The gramophone plays very well with the “Exhibition” sound-box as used on many of the early HMV models but this example is in brass. Not something I have seen before.
The gramophone shows signs of wear as does the original “Morning Glory” horn, but is sound and un-restored. The “Nipper” logo is still visible.
This gramophone would have to be collected from TR8 5SE or a special courier could be arranged.