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 or 5B 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 late 1930s. It has a No.5B sound-box in good condition and plays very well.
This example does show some scratch marks on the top as shown in the third picture. Otherwise the condition is good.
Next day delivery by "Interlink Express" is about £25. Using "My Hermes" the cost would be £10