The motor's quality was quickly recognised and soon many of the major gramophone
companies were beating a path to its door.
"It is difficult to imagine what a military hospital would be without the gramophone
. Many patients could sing or recite, or do something on the piano, but the great standby was the gramophone
in season and out of season."
Tilly Shaw and Joe Millican of Vintage music Gramophone
DJs at |the Chic Vintique Fair in Stockton 101015VINTAGE KATIE LUNN
You can relive this experience by walking into the New Gramophone
House near Old Delhi's Lajpat Rai market.
The first spring-driven gramophone
appeared in late 1896 and by the following year its popularity was beginning to overtake that of its predecessor, the phonograph which played small, tube-like cylinders.
In his book Scarred Hearts, the Romanian Existentialist artist Max Blecher (1909-1938), who was bedridden for most of his short life, describes the following pastime of the summer inmates of a sanatorium: "They place gramophones
next to each other and then, upon a signal, turn them all on concurrently (...), 10 gramophones
(...) with 10 different records (...) And indeed, an unimaginable cacophony of various sounds and roars suddenly bursts out from the 10 gramophones
PHONOGRAPHS AND GRAMOPHONES
brought with them remarkable changes.
It includes musical boxes, symphonions which played seven-and-a-half inch discs, organettes, phonographs, gramophones
, an art deco combined wireless and gramophone
, a pigmyphone for children, a doll's house record of less than two inches in diameter which plays God Save the King, and postcards and stamps of gramophones
and music halls.
ENTHUSIAST The late Phil Bailey HIGH NOTE Gramophones
for sale at Anderson & Garland.
They have also collected period record players - wind-up picnic gramophones
from the 1930s - and use them at gigs, connected up to a modern PA system.
, 1940s tradesmen's bikes and wartime rations have been helping take pupils at a Coventry school back in time.
Naomi Kashiwagi is performing at the superclub's Bank Holiday festival next Saturday armed, not with the usual turntables, but two wind-up gramophones
, vintage 78rpm vinyl, and classic swing tunes.
And not only did the R&B superstar win enough gold gramophones
to open a museum, Beyonce's fiance Jay-Z also scooped two for his collaboration on her worldwide No1 hit Crazy In Love.
'Girls with men are jazzing to gramophones
in meadows' exploded one custodian of the inter-war English landscape as popular tourism and its trappings descended on the apparent calm of the English countryside.
In Northampton today, phonographs and old wind-up gramophones
are attracting enthusiasts from all over the country for the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone
Society's Phonofair 2001.