02 Dec HMV Gramophone Model 101 (Red)
HMV Model 101 Portable in Red
His Master’s Voice
45 x 35 x 15 cm
Place of Production
Hayes, Middlesex, London, UK
£ 325.00 ~ 375.00
HMV portable Gramophones were normally black. Coloured portables are rare, the original purchase price was £7.50 compared with £7.00 for the black model. Only 50p difference, but when you consider weekly wages of £2 or £3 per week, it was only the wealthy who would pay extra for a coloured model.
Coloured HMV Portables are sought after by Collectors.
The 101 portable Gramophone was available between October 1925 and circa 1931, the Gramophone was originally introduced with the winding handle on the front, in late 1926 / early 1927 it was moved to the side. This Red model was introduced late 1928.
The Gramophone bears the original Retailers Trademark “Paish & Co., Piano Merchants, Exeter – Torquay.- Paignton”.
This example of the model 101 has an HMV 59 enclosed motor with 550gm 14 foot mainspring.
The Case is in good condition regarding to its age, as it is made by genuine leather.The Nickel Plate are in really excellent condition with only very minor dulling to the exterior nickel plate.
It obtains excellent sound quality and comes with some used needles.
The Motor Main-spring has been removed, cleaned and installed with new grease.
In summary this Gramophone is in great working condition.