Nipper
(1884-1895)

animal and dog

Died aged c. 11

Nipper (1884 – September 1895) was a dog from Bristol, England, who served as the model for a painting by Francis Barraud titled "His Master's Voice". This image was the basis for one of the world's best known trademarks, the famous dog-and-gramophone that was used by several record companies and their associated company brands, including Berliner Gramophone and its various affiliates and successors, including Berliner's German subsidiary Deutsche Grammophon; Berliner's American successor the Victor Talking Machine Co. (later known as RCA Victor and then RCA Records); Zonophone; Berliner's (and later Victor's) British affiliate the Gramophone Co. Ltd. (informally known as His Master's Voice) and its successors EMI and HMV Retail Ltd.; the Gramophone Co.'s German subsidiary Electrola; Zonophone; and onetime Victor subsidiary the Japan Victor Company (JVC).

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

"His Masters Voice". Mark Barraud 1848-1887 owner and master of Bristol born dog Nipper 1884-1895 was employed as a scenic designer in the old Prince's Theatre in Park Row

Corner of Park Row/Woodland Road, Bristol, United Kingdom where they worked

At the rear of Lloyds Bank is the last known resting place of Nipper the famous HMV dog

In the foyer, Lloyds Bank, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom where they was buried (1895)