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Introduced by HMV around September/October 1929 the BR101J was one of the De-luxe 101 models, the brown being the third in line of brown machines following the Brown Crocodile and the Antique Brown which had a veining effect running throughout the covering.  

 

Coloured models had been introduced in 1927 with each model being given a colour code that carried on through both production of the 101 and the later 102.  Most of these codes were fairly obvious; LB light blue, R red, BR brown, BC brown crocodile but C for black and SB for blue crocodile defeat me.  No doubt is was due to problems caused simplification to initial letters and inevitable duplications.

1929 The BR101J

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HMV BR101J 014

Facts:

Production dates 101 series:  1925 - 1931

Soundbox:    HMV  No.4

Motor:           Type 59

Turntable:    10"

Price:            £7        

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