THE HOT AND COOL RECORD COM­PANY

India Today - - LEISURE -

By the 1930s, the HMV group was a house­hold name, thanks to the pop­u­lar­ity of its gramo­phones and records. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of its brand ap­peal, it launched a range of house­hold ap­pli­ances that had noth­ing to do with mu­sic—in­clud­ing re­frig­er­a­tors and room heaters. The heaters, at least, were re­mark­able for their bold art nou­veau form, and are still prized by… ah... ec­cen­tric au­dio­philes.

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