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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!


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Object type
Image
Title
Burr Family 'His Master's Voice' Monarch Junior Gramophone
Date
1910

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Place
Foxton

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Community Tags
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gramophone,
his master's voice,
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museum of audio and visual technology,
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