The HMV 102 has become the most sought after portable gramophone in the last 5 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 sound-box gives really good reproduction and, with clean records, the quality of sound will surprise you for a purely mechanical way of producing music and speech.
HMV 102 portables are getting increasingly difficult to find in good condition and those that do turn up are currently fetching high prices.
The gramophone in the picture is the model 102 from the 1930s and is in a green case. It has been fully serviced and is in very good condition.It plays really well with a very good No.5B sound-box.
This exasmple has its original record storage tray. usually missing from HMV 102 models nowadays. A new leather carry handle has been fitted.
Next day delivery by "DPD Local" is about £30. Using "My Hermes" the cost, would be £15