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1930 Portable Gramophone – a lovingly restored iPod of yesteryear


This 1930 Portable Gramophone is the real McCoy all right. Actually it’s an HMV Model 101, part of a small collection of such classic sound machines which have been restored for sale on the open market. It may well sound like cat claws being dragged across a school blackboard on a hot day, but it’s got oodles of style nevertheless. And look, is that a small space in which my vinyl recordings can nestle comfortably? Oh bliss! Prices start at around £350.00.

 We have a small collection of these lovely things; which look great and sound even better. They have been stripped, serviced, repaired as necessary, cleaned and polished. The model shown is an HMV Model 101.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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