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Gramophones

In 1887, Emile Berliner, a German immigrant working in Washington D.C., patented a sound-recording system that could be mass produced. Prior to this date, sound had been recorded on cylinders and mass production was virtually impossible. Berliner developed a way to record sound on flat discs, or records, which could be easily mass produced. This device is known as the gramophone.

A gramophone consists of a turntable that holds the record, an arm with a needle that moves through the grooves of the record, and speakers that translate the sound vibrations transmitted from the needle. Berliner founded The Gramophone Company to mass produce his invention and began promoting it by persuading famous musical artists to record their music using his system. Berliner... Read more

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Radioart Gramophone in original box.

July 30, 2016, 11:45 AM EST
Newport, NC, USA

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Antique Hand Crank Mahogany Columbia Graphophone Phonograph Record Player

August 1, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Victor, NY, USA

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