A photograph of a machinist making a Vocalion gramophone record, taken by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 January, 1932.
A photograph entitled 'Making a record', taken in January 1932 by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald.
The photograph shows a machinist making a 78 rpm Vocalion gramophone record by cutting grooves into the record. Spiral grooves were cut or pressed into the disc surface to record the sound. Early records were made of shellac, a hard resin.
The Vocalion record label was founded in America in 1916, a part of the Aeolian Company who were manufacturers of pianos and player pianos.
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- The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- National Science and Media Museum
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