History of the Gramophone!
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This Gramophone pictured here is the original made in 1887, invented by Emile Berliner...

Emile Berliner (1851-1929 ) patented the gramophone.
Early attempts to design a consumer sound or music playing gadget began in 1877 when Thomas Edison invented his tin-foil phonograph. The word "phonograph" was Edison's trade name for his device, which played recorded sounds from round cylinders. The sound quality on the phonograph was bad and each recording lasted for one only play. Edison's phonograph was followed by Alexander Graham Bell's graphophone. The graphophone used wax cylinders which could be played many times, however, each cylinder had to be recorded separately making the mass reproduction of the same music or sounds impossible with the graphophone.

1887 - Emile Berliner Invents The Gramophone And Records
On November 8 1887, Emile Berliner, a German immigrant working in Washington D.C., patented a successful system of sound recording. Berliner was the first inventor to stop recording on cylinders and start recording on flat disks or records.
The first records were made of glass, later zinc, and eventually plastic. A spiral groove with sound information was etched into the flat record. The record was rotated on the gramophone. The "arm" of the gramophone held a needle that read the grooves in the record by vibration and transmitting the information to the gramophone speaker.(See larger view of gramophone)

Berliner's disks (records) were the first sound recordings that could be mass-produced by creating master recordings from which molds were made. From each mold, hundreds of disks were pressed. 

The Gramophone Company
Emile Berliner founded "The Gramophone Company" to mass manufacture his sound disks (records) and the gramophone that played them. To help promote his gramophone system Berliner did two things, he persuaded popular artists to record their music using his system. Two famous artists who signed early on with Berliner's company were Enrico Caruso and Dame Nellie Melba. The second smart marketing move Berliner made came in 1908, when he used Francis Barraud's painting of 'His Master's Voice' as his company's official trademark.
Emile Berliner sold the licensing rights to his patent for the gramophone and method of making records to the Victor Talking Machine Company (RCA) who made the gramophone a successful product in the United States. Berliner continued doing business in other countries. He founded the Berliner Gram-o-phone Company in Montreal, Canada, the Deutsche Grammophon in Germany, and the U.K based Gramophone Co., Ltd. 

We offer a very nice Gramophone kit
Item # GRM101
This kit gives you the ability to follow in Emile Berliner's footsteps and create an actual working gramophone recorder/player. Here at Neatstuff.net we pride ourselves in the unusual and unique items we offer. This gramophone kit is no exception. In fact we think this takes the cake! This gramophone can record onto many different types of materials. As seen in the picture, we are using an old used CD. Doesn't matter if the CD has any information or files on it or not. Our gramophone will record right over the top of it! It actually etches and records sound right into the surface of what ever suitable material you place on it. Now you do have a use for those AOL CDs!

Not just CDs, but any smooth, relatively firm materials can be used: Top Ramen lids, magazine covers, glossy photos. Exchange audio messages through the mail with another owner by recording on a postcard. VOICE MAIL Anyone!? Experiment with different materials for different sound productions.
Just speak or play music into the horn then it can be played back. Fun and educational.

Note: Since this is a build it yourself kit we can not offer returns or refunds on it after it's been assembled. We will replace or refund Gramophones if there is a defect in manufacturing. Takes about an hour to assemble; no special tools required. Comes with instructions. Pay close attention for best results. This would make a great unique gift idea!

Japanese import with English instruction.
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