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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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Antique Oak Cased Gramophone 90cm x 96cm

August 28, 2016, 11:30 AM AEST
sydney, Australia

AUD20 (2 bids)

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An early 20thC Portable Gramophone , the top under

September 2, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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The Graphophone by Columbia, phonograph with oak case and tole horn. ht. 27

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Windsor, CT, USA

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