Making a record

Made:
1932-01-20 in United Kingdom
maker:
Leslie Cardew
and
Leslie Cardew
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'Making a record' A photograph of a machinist making a Vocalion gramophone record
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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.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/A04845
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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