A vintage gramophone from 'His Master's Voice' (The Gramophone Company Ltd) from around 1910. This model belonged to the Burr family and seldom left Foxton in over a century! It is now on display with many other vintage musical machines at MAVtech in Foxton's Coronation Hall.
This gramophone was made before electric amplifiers were invented so needed a large horn to make itself heard. There was no volume control- putting a sock (or cloth) into the horn was the only way of quietening down a gramophone!