Portable gramophone “MODEL 102B”

    Portable gramophone “MODEL 102B”

    Great Britain, Hayes


    The Gramophone Company Ltd

    Wood, steel, leatherette, rubber, bronze, carbolite, fabric; mechanical and carpentry work, chrome plating

    Brand name mark in the form of a dog sitting in front of a gramophone is on the lid inner side, inscription“His Master’s Voice” is above it. The inscription “The Gramophone Company Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex” is beneath. On the stop lever nameplate: “AUTO BRAKE/OFF/ON”, on the speed control nameplate: “SLOW/FAST/78”, on the sound box: THE GRAMOPHONE Co Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex, England. ”, “HIS MASER’S VOICE”, “No. 5A”. On round name plate beneath the turntable: “MODEL 102/QUOTE No. 102069215/IN CORRESPONDENCE CONSERNING THIS MACHINE”


    Gramophone is mounted in wooden case, covered with black leatherette, in the form of a suitcase, reinforced with metal corners plates. The case hinged lid with latch is fixed in open position by the abutment bar. Carrying handle is fixed on the case lateral side. Rotating sectoral container for gramophone needles is fitted in the front right rake. Square panel with the trademark image is on the lid inner side. 

    Varnished wooden panel on which all units of the gramophone are mounted is inside the case. Spring motor with the expanding upwards spindle, on which the disc is caped, is on the panel bottom side. Presswork turntable with polished rim and rubber onlay is rim is pasted over with brown cloth on the top. 
    A crank that fits into the aperture on the case right side winds the spring. The speed control lever with scale is located in front of the turntable; the brake lever is behind the turntable to the left. Auto-stop lever with the switch lever is behind the turnable to the right. 
    Tonearm in the form of an S-shaped tube with sound box on the swivel elbow is in the far right corner of the panel. The aluminum diaphragm is attached to the box carbolite base and is closed by a chrome-plated lid with ornately shaped radial slots. A needle is fastened with knurled screw to the holder. The arm that turns the auto stop mechanism shift fork is fixed on the tonearm base. The hidden gramophone horn is located under the mounting panel. Sound goes out of ornately shaped window in the panel rear part. 
    In non-operating position, the tonearm is embedded inside the window; the brackets on the case lid lower side support the crank.