A fine HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone,  circa 1929,
Lot 11W
A fine HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone, circa 1929,
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,101) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone,
circa 1929,
No. 466,
with type 34 quadruple-spring double-barrel motor, 12-inch turntable, No. 5 soundbox (boxed) and a spare No.5A soundbox, automatic brake, manual start/stop, window speed regulator, hinge and lid-stay all in burnished nickel-silver finish, circular 202 gilt transfer to rear motor board, period gilt key strung with retailer's circular guarantee card, re-entrant chamber behind cloth and interlaced gothic fret, enclosed behind panelled double doors with rustic hoop handles and strap hinges, figured oak veneered cabinet on short cup-and-cover supports, joined by stretchers, stylised acanthus-leaf moulded lid edge - 49.1/2in. (126cm) high

Footnotes

  • Reference: Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments, Bonhams, 18 November 2008, p.5, lot 2, for lighter oak version.

    The guarantee card disc attached to the lid key, bears the name Times, who were an Essex-based retailer of furniture and fittings. Contrary to recent loose speculation, this key is the original to the gramophone with the same thumb-grip pattern seen on several keys fitting the 460 HMV models.

Saleroom notices

  • The key for the lid lock is not an HMV supplied key and therefore a later accessory. The printed footnote to this lot is now invalid. The estimate has been revised to £5,800-6,200
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