His Master's Voice.

A friend of mine recently inherited quite a few gramophones (I think it was 9 in total) and I went round for a listen and to marvel at how absolutely beautiful they all are. I thought the tins for the needles were also amazing.


  1. Lovely! Love the sound of these older machines, I have a Dansette :)

  2. A Dansette - how wonderful! I loved the way these had to be wound up. The sound was indeed amazing!

  3. That is so awesome! The pictures are so lovely! Also, I thought the last picture was a butter packet, and was pleasantly surprised-- So far I've never seen a record player or a gramophone in real life, but I want to SO bad!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

  4. Lovely! My grandmother's record player is waiting for me for when I move into my own place! I can't wait to have my own space sans roommates so I can play records! Very jealous at the moment. :)

  5. Wow. How much fun that must have been. Love.

    ♥ sécia

  6. They're so beautiful, I bet the sounds is really special. You should record it and give us a little soundbite! x

  7. oh gosh! those look amazing!

  8. They are really gorgeous. And I love the blurry colors against the yellow tin case in the last photos.

  9. Lovely, Kate! Especially the little tins.
    The sunday flea market I haunt has a chap who sells gramophones, he plays records to show they work and it makes for a lovely soundtrack to my sunday thrift.

    1. Oh I bet. Hearing them really transports you back in time. Such a joy!


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