As a private Collector here in England I will try and answer your Gramophone queries.
Website last updated 15 October 2017
I started collecting Gramophones (especially HMV), Phonographs and related items back in 1989.
GRAMOPHONES - HELP & INFORMATION
Common questions I am asked:- Can you identify my Gramophone?. When was it made?. What's it worth?. My machine has a problem, can it be fixed?.
Where can I obtain Needles?.
How do I operate it?. How do I Service it?
I have seen this Horn model, is it a reproduction?.
And so many more!
Further down this Web-page are details of models sold from my Collection where you can see what a Genuine HMV Gramophone looks like!
(THE ORIGINAL 1984 VERSION IN UNOPENED DISPLAY BOX)
In 1984 HMV collaborated with Corgi in the production of a few models of the Red London Bus bearing the HMV logo
Corgi have recently manufactured copies of this very desirable Bus
This is the 1984 original version as described in the HMV Collector's Book I do not have a recently manufactured model to compare differences to that of this original