The HMV 88A Gramophone Portable. This late machine from the late 1940's is a bit more uncommon than the other two. But what it has is amazing sound. I find this machine to be one of the finest playing Gramophones I have ever heard. It was made mainly for the export market and is a copy of a Columbia portable. Even down to the sound box. The sound box is called a HMV 23. This is a late copy of Columbia Viva-Tonal reproducer. It was one of the more inexpensive machines. But it had amazing sound for a smaller price. I have listed this machine as #2 in sound of the three. This machine has better bass than the 102
All of these machines except the 88A were greatly popular and were sold all over the planet. I have been to Asia and I see them, I see them in Europe and of course also in the USA. They were great players in their day and still highly prized by collectors. Specially if they can be found in various colors. Those are more rare.