1920s HMV table Gramophone model 109 with selection of records and needles

An excellent HMV model 109 collectable wind up fully working oak table top Gramophone dating from the late 1920s into the ’30s.

It has a double spring motor which will keep the turntable spinning for longer and will give power to even the later, softer Gramophone records.

It also has an excellent No4 HMV mica soundbox in very good condition.

This gramophone has an automatic turntable start mechanism (by bringing the tonearm/soundbox all the way to the right side it will set the turntable in motion, then at the end of the record, the rightward movement of the arm caused by the eliptical ring groove causes the record to stop spinning. This saves your hard earned winding for just when you’re listening to music! This is not a feature of every gramophone and is a very appealing one to those who are familiar with them.

Top the back centre the famous HMV Nipper the dog logo is still clear and visible, as it’s the Model no9 golden transfer to the back left.

This type of table top Gramophone are larger and more powerful but also with more flexibility in terms of volume level than the standard. The doors to the front are for opening to the exact extent you wish to give you the desired volume of the internal horn via the louvred oak panels. A mechanical volume control. The difference in volume when the doors are shut to when they’re fully open is very evident. For the best sound, it is advised to close the lid while the record is playing.

This differs from a Gramophone that requires a large bell in that this amplifies the music with just the ‘sound box’ which is the round piece to which the needle is attached at the end of the ‘tone arm’ rather than requiring a large exterior horn to be heard. This version is more compact and so easier to store and transport. The volume and quality of sound is plenty loud enough and of a very listenable quality.

The amazingly impressive fact about these gramophones is that they work entirely without a power source besides the manual wind up lever which is unfolded from the case and wound to power the spinning turntable.

The sound is transmitted acoustically via the needle, through the ‘soundbox’ angled, as it should be at around 60° which is connected to the tone arm.

In case you are unfamiliar with 78s, these types of record preceded vinyl. They are usually made of shellac and are much thicker, stiffer and more brittle than vinyl records. They are smaller too, generally at 10 inches, and run at around 78rpm as opposed to 33 or 45 with vinyl.

To avoid any confusion, vinyl records cannot be played on gramophones, the needles would destroy them.

I will include a small mixed selection of gramophone records to start off your collection.

The needles are made of soft steel and can be purchased cheaply online in bulk (they should ideally be changed every side of a record due to degrading sound quality). They are quickly and easily changed with a simple thumbscrew. A packet of 100 new needles is included.

The lever to the front right is to adjust speed to fit with your dancing ability… It is 78rpm in the central position and can go a bit slower or faster.

The brown felt pad to the deck is in good condition with a few small holes caused by the needle on the tone arm.

To the back right of the top is a pot for your new needles, and beside it a partially closed removable pot in which to discard your used needles.

To the back left is a smooth no-touch lid mechanism which holds it open at an angle to provide easy access, then with a slight lift will un latch and close flat again. Many Gramophones require a bit of fiddling with their lid mechanisms to make it work, so this one feels luxurious!

There are marks commensurate with its near century of age but overall the woodwork is in excellent condition for its age; it looks fantastic and works well.

This tabletop Gramophone will be sent by Parcelforce 24 within mainland UK only and very safely and well packed.

This His Master’s Voice portable Gramophone is a fantastic looking piece of music history. It is a wonderful period piece to wow your friends and family and a great way to get a party started!

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See and hear this exact Gramophone in action!

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Measures 46cm deep X 39cm wide X 33cm tall.

£245.00

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An excellent HMV model 109 collectable wind up fully working oak table top Gramophone dating from the late 1920s into the ’30s.

It has a double spring motor which will keep the turntable spinning for longer and will give power to even the later, softer Gramophone records.

It also has an excellent No4 HMV mica soundbox in very good condition.

This gramophone has an automatic turntable start mechanism (by bringing the tonearm/soundbox all the way to the right side it will set the turntable in motion, then at the end of the record, the rightward movement of the arm caused by the eliptical ring groove causes the record to stop spinning. This saves your hard earned winding for just when you’re listening to music! This is not a feature of every gramophone and is a very appealing one to those who are familiar with them.

Top the back centre the famous HMV Nipper the dog logo is still clear and visible, as it’s the Model no9 golden transfer to the back left.

This type of table top Gramophone are larger and more powerful but also with more flexibility in terms of volume level than the standard. The doors to the front are for opening to the exact extent you wish to give you the desired volume of the internal horn via the louvred oak panels. A mechanical volume control. The difference in volume when the doors are shut to when they’re fully open is very evident. For the best sound, it is advised to close the lid while the record is playing.

This differs from a Gramophone that requires a large bell in that this amplifies the music with just the ‘sound box’ which is the round piece to which the needle is attached at the end of the ‘tone arm’ rather than requiring a large exterior horn to be heard. This version is more compact and so easier to store and transport. The volume and quality of sound is plenty loud enough and of a very listenable quality.

The amazingly impressive fact about these gramophones is that they work entirely without a power source besides the manual wind up lever which is unfolded from the case and wound to power the spinning turntable.

The sound is transmitted acoustically via the needle, through the ‘soundbox’ angled, as it should be at around 60° which is connected to the tone arm.

In case you are unfamiliar with 78s, these types of record preceded vinyl. They are usually made of shellac and are much thicker, stiffer and more brittle than vinyl records. They are smaller too, generally at 10 inches, and run at around 78rpm as opposed to 33 or 45 with vinyl.

To avoid any confusion, vinyl records cannot be played on gramophones, the needles would destroy them.

I will include a small mixed selection of gramophone records to start off your collection.

The needles are made of soft steel and can be purchased cheaply online in bulk (they should ideally be changed every side of a record due to degrading sound quality). They are quickly and easily changed with a simple thumbscrew. A packet of 100 new needles is included.

The lever to the front right is to adjust speed to fit with your dancing ability… It is 78rpm in the central position and can go a bit slower or faster.

The brown felt pad to the deck is in good condition with a few small holes caused by the needle on the tone arm.

To the back right of the top is a pot for your new needles, and beside it a partially closed removable pot in which to discard your used needles.

To the back left is a smooth no-touch lid mechanism which holds it open at an angle to provide easy access, then with a slight lift will un latch and close flat again. Many Gramophones require a bit of fiddling with their lid mechanisms to make it work, so this one feels luxurious!

There are marks commensurate with its near century of age but overall the woodwork is in excellent condition for its age; it looks fantastic and works well.

This tabletop Gramophone will be sent by Parcelforce 24 within mainland UK only and very safely and well packed.

This His Master’s Voice portable Gramophone is a fantastic looking piece of music history. It is a wonderful period piece to wow your friends and family and a great way to get a party started!

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See and hear this exact Gramophone in action!

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Measures 46cm deep X 39cm wide X 33cm tall.

Luisa Busignani
Luisa Busignani
2024-04-14
Lovely vintage shop with outstanding customer service!! When I fall in love with this Victorian table I was not in the position to receive the delivery right away due to house move. Tim kindly agreed to store it for me until I was ready. Cannot recommend it enough!!! Thank you for my lovely addition to my home.
Aimee Lewis
Aimee Lewis
2024-03-31
Absolutely over the moon with my purchase from Oaky Doke Vintage! I ordered a beautiful beech stool with red vinyl seat & it's just perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Delivery was very quick and packaging was extremely secure. Thank you Tim! :)
belinda ripley
belinda ripley
2024-03-14
I absolutely love this site. Last year I bought a dansette record player and recently bought a vintage butterfly table. The delivery was very quick and very well packed so no chance of breakages. Both items were exactly as described and as in the pictures. If you want anything vintage or a bit different this is the place to shop and every item comes with a personal note.I will be using this site for many years to come. Thank you Tim for giving me so much pleasure with my purchases. X
Anne Woberschar
Anne Woberschar
2024-02-21
Merci beaucoup pour votre envoi très soigné et rapide, très bel objet conforme à la description !
Keith Mackenzie
Keith Mackenzie
2024-02-20
Lovely vintage biscuit barrel in great condition. Solid, clean, and handy for storing the little bits and pieces that usually clutter up my bedside table. A bargain at the price, and delivery was super quick.
LARNTHEBARN
LARNTHEBARN
2024-02-06
Really please with the vintage clock purchased and speedy delivery
Marianne Paterson
Marianne Paterson
2023-12-07
Found a wonderful cabinet via Etsy and was signposted to the Oaky Doke Vintage Home website for the best price! Very impressed with the excellent customer service, attention to detail and care shown by Tim, who helped arrange a courier with a very reasonable price for me, coming all of the way to Scotland! Communication throughout excellent. Delighted with the quality of the cabinet, it's unusual aesthetic and multi-function use. Just perfect for helping solve the storage issues in our wee flat! A very happy customer and would highly recommend Tim's vintage business. I'll certainly be browsing the website in future for future finds. Thanks so much Tim!
Mark Studner
Mark Studner
2023-12-07
I am so pleased with my purchase of this stunning antique. I am all the way in Los Angeles and this is my 3rd purchase and I am so pleased with everything I bought. The postage was amazing and I can tell that Tim has great pride in his merchandise and his loyal customers. I will be coming back as much as I can. Thank you Tim for having an amazing store. I still think England has the best antiques. I highly recommend this store!🥰
Harvey Vaknin
Harvey Vaknin
2023-12-04
Great experience ordering from Tim and his business! I ordered a beautiful vintage record player - everything was as described on the website and Tim wrote up some very helpful instructions and advice for using the player too. Communication was fast and detailed, and Tim arranged for my player to be delivered by a trusted courier. Would recommend and use this company again. Thanks again Tim
Mysha Lewis
Mysha Lewis
2023-11-20
Fantastic! The phone we purchased circa 1930s is the perfect addition to our recent home purchase that was built in the 30s! The home came with a place where phones like these would have been and it looks great! Tim, thanks for a wonderful purchasing experience and I’m sure I will be back to find my next vintage item!