A gramophone in a black box with fabric overlay and hinged lid with leather carry handle. A chrome needle and handle with felt and chrome turntable.
The gramophone was invented by Emile Berliner in 1887 and was a significant improvement in sound quality. Berliner, a German, was living in America and founded the Gramophone Company which mass produced 'sound disks' for the first time. His Masters Voice H.M.V. became the trademark for the Gramophone Company in 1899.
date: Early 20th Century
manufacturer: 'His Masters Voice' Hayes, Middlesex
max dimension: 395mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: Music, Technology, Home
handling collection number: HC58