HMV Portable Gramophones

The Perfect Portable Gramophone -

His Master's Voice

by Dave Cooper


...takes us back to the glamour of an era when records were 78s with a wealth of photos, old advertisements and ephemera.

The book is a guide for the collector and general enthusiast alike, offering tips on how to start collecting, maintenance of machines and also detailed diagrams explaining the workings of what was a complete novelty in the world of music.

Includes a CD of music from the era – the ’20s and ’30s

Published by New Cavendish Books
© Dave Cooper 2003
ISBN No: 1 872727 49 2
Size: 210 x 242 mm
124 pp 200 colour illustrations
Original price £15.95p


Please note, although I no longer have copies of the book for sale
I can supply a FULL COLOUR illustrated leaflet by email.

I can offer copies of the  CD from the book
for £6.00 including UK postage contact me to order a copy or to request overseas price.

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It can be quite rewarding to collect some of the curious gramophone accessories to stand alongside your machines. Most of them were of limited or no real use but they are part of the hobby and can attract high prices.

His Master's Voice Portable Gramophone Parts

  • I can supply a number of original parts for HMV portable gramophone models 99, 101, 102 but may have a few that fit other models too. 

  • I also have a range of spares for the Columbia 100 Cadet portable model.