Record for gramophone by HMV, 1897

Made:
1898 in England
maker:
H.M.V.
Record for gramophone by HMV, 1897

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Record for gramophone by HMV, 1897
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Gramophone record. “I would that my love” sung by Borwell and Hawthorne, 7’’ inch record, shellac, 1898.

The gramophone was the first consumer device to play back recorded sound was the phonograph. It played wax or tinfoil cylinders. The gramophone, developed by the German inventor Emile Berliner in 1888, played flat discs instead of cylinders. This model featured in the trademark of the Gramophone Company and its record label, HMV: a painting of a dog called Nipper sitting next to a gramophone listening to ‘his master’s voice’.

Details

Category:
Sound Reproduction
Object Number:
1925-461/4
type:
gramophone record
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sound recording
credit:
Capt. W.H. France.