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Recreation – Gramophone & Record

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Perfect for any ceilidh is this gramophone record of accordionist, Jimmy Shand. Don’t forget to wind the gramophone, though!

The gramophone or phonograph was a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. It was invented in by Thomas Edison in 1877, and by 1887 was trademarked as the ‘gramophone’. His phonograph originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet wrapped around a rotating cylinder. In the 1890s, the transition was made to the flat discs that we are more familiar with today.