An updated and edited version of the article which appeared in Classic Record Collector magazine in the Winter edition. By kind permission of the Editor. Of all the tasks to be carried out when transferring 78rpm discs, perhaps the most difficult and potentially contentious is that of pitching the recordings correctly. The term ’78rpm’ is somewhat misleading because, as many readers will have found to their cost, discs in the days before LP were delightfully if frustratingly non-standardized, in both recording characteristics and speed. Much of the problem stemmed from the fact that recording turntables, like all mechanical devices, were subject to manufacturing tolerances to a greater or lesser degree, which in turn affected performance. On top of that there was the question of maintenance.
In the original painting, the dog is listening to a cylinder phonograph. It is a famous trademark in the recording industry. In the s, the statue of the dog and gramophone, His Master’s Voice , were cloaked in bronze and was awarded by the record company EMI to artists or music producers or composers as a music award and often only after selling more than , recordings.
It was acquired from the artist in by the newly formed Gramophone Company and adopted as a trademark by the Gramophone Company’s United States affiliate, the Victor Talking Machine Company. When Mark Barraud died, Francis inherited Nipper, along with a cylinder phonograph and recordings of Mark’s voice. Francis noted the peculiar interest that the dog took in the recorded voice of his late master emanating from the horn, and conceived the idea of committing the scene to canvas.
The Model HMV portable was made from to The 78s sound (pardon the pun) at least as interesting as the gramophone, thought of actual repairs to a spring on an out of date gramophone, and reluctantly I.
Note the microphone suspended from wires. It appears to include the famous Western Electric condenser microphone invented by Edward C. Wente of Bell Laboratories. This discography is based on the comprehensive, award-winning investigations by John R. Bolig, which he has generously shared. John R. Bolig Victor discographies – Mainspring Press. Another fine source for all Philadelphia Orchestra recordings is the thorough and carefully researched discography by Richard A.
Those interested should buy these important studies now, before they become unavailable. Richard A. Also not included are the recordings the Philadelphia Orchestra did for Walt Disney”s film Fantasia. Leopold Stokowski Chronological Discography by clicking here. These records were able to contain up to 15 minutes of recording on each side on special equipment, but the experiment was not a commercial success and was phased our beginning in late Clicking “Page” will take you to the page in this www.
DJ78: Playing with the Past (Part 1)
Some records, and phonographs in the same issue. Masters in hmv did so gramophone with their. They are hmv b series date from
Although the 78s we buy are over 50 years old, only CERTAIN 78 RPM RECORDS ARE OF INTEREST TO US. In fact most 78s have little, if any, value to us but.
Please email. Lists of individual 78s and cylinders for sale will resume during October. My famous “Record Boxes” – bulk buys but not Junk! A ready made selection of 78’s. Please note that each Box doesn’t contain rarities, but neither any that I’d call “very common. You can collect in person, with advance notice. Popular pre : 78s from c to , popular singers, instrumentalists of stage, radio etc. Classical vocal 78rpm records.
A variety of great singers and lesser known names, of operatic arias, classical songs. These are not piles of Beethoven’s 5th, but no major rarities I think.
Making transfers from 78rpm sources – a practical guide
It was and still is very common for Record Companies to promote their latest releases through in-store posters, flyers and record catalogues. These publications were often only printed in small quantities and they would usually be thrown away as soon as the latest and more up to date catalogue had presented itself. It reached the number 1 position on Billboard and number 2 in the UK. Elvis Presley had arrived with a bang!
This record was actually released to the public the previous month.
The Sound of 78s: episode 11 HMV DB, recorded April 13th , New York Bransby Berliner 87, recorded New York, date unknown, probably
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To return to front page, click here. See Frank Andrews, HD Three 5. The discs were pressed by Columbia. Six books were advertised here in November at 7s 6d each Eventually 12 were sold here.
On a related note, is there a guide to dating 78 records? I also have this recording on an Irish HMV 78 and of course the Columbia 45 rpm!
An inside page shows prices for the various records listed in UK currency – plus a UK tax. So these records were clearly also sold in the UK. GroovingPict has correctly identified some of these releases as later pressings due to the UK tax markings on the labels. So there is no doubt that these pressings were intended to be subject to a UK tax.
Leopold Stokowski – Chronological Discography
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Our extensive stock of 78 RPM records features the very best of Jazz, HIS ORCHESTRA “Swingtime In The Rockies” (EE+) HMV B  HIS HOT FIVE “A Monday Date” (E+) PARLOPHONE R [78 RPM].
The first HMV-branded store was opened by the Gramophone Company on Oxford Street in , and the HMV name was also used for television and radio sets manufactured from the s onwards. The retail side of the business began to expand in the s, and in was divested from EMI , the successor to the Gramophone Company, to form what would become HMV Group. HMV owned the Waterstone’s bookshop chain from until ,  and has owned the music retailer Fopp since August It sold the group in December On 5 February , just over one month after re-entering administration, HMV was acquired by the Canadian company Sunrise Records , which had bought the leases for 70 former HMV Canada properties in an effort to continue operating them as record stores.
Sunrise planned to emulate the growth strategies it had used in Canada, including leveraging the renewed interest in vinyl phonographs.
His Master’s Voice
Between and , some , different recordings were made. Recording sessions supervised by the first eight recordists of the Gramophone Company and its successors account for nearly , of these recordings. A method obviously was needed to give each plate a positive and unique identification. Several early systems were proposed and used, but the volume of discs being produced outlived the practicality of nearly all of these systems.
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With the increasing realisation of the musical value of historic recordings has come the need to improve the way in which these precious artefacts are reproduced and preserved. A record without the ability to hear it is useless; a record badly reproduced is not much better, for it gives a false impression of what is actually stored within the grooves. No, not at all, and you will come to realise this as we go through the guide. Note, although I specifically refer to 78 rpm discs, much of the following will apply to early mono LP and rather less to reel-to-reel tape.
The first part of the learning process is not in fact in this document. Before even putting a record on the turntable, you need to learn how the sound got there in the first place: without knowing this, you will find it very much harder to satisfactorily recover the information stored in the record, and the results will be a hit and miss affair, rarely suited to what is required.
Owen and H. Maxfield and H. A specially edited version of an article first published in the Winter edition of International Classic Record Collector. A specially edited version that has appeared in International Classic Record Collector and elsewhere. The dedicated engineer will almost certainly look further into the art at every possibly opportunity. So, why not simply read the Guide to Playing 78 rpm Records , and go from there?
If you are a record collector, your records are played purely for your own pleasure.
His Master’s Voice “EG” pressings
Question: I inherited about 45s. I found a 78 RPM. I Love You.
reissued on HMV 78s, the five Victor recordings of February , and collectors, some of the hard rubber discs etched with recording dates.
Check out the Internet Archive when you have some hours to kill, link below Does anybody else in the group buy and play 78 rpm records? If so, do you play them on vintage equipment? I do and I love it! I went to his house on Saturday Sept. Turned out the guy is a record dealer and he wasn’t able to sell these anywhere he went. I can’t figure out why they didn’t sell, there’s such a great range of good stuff in there!
I’m going to weed out the broken ones and the ones I don’t really want over the next few weeks. I’m also going to take photos of as many as I can and post them in the 78 rpm group photo pool soon. Keep your eyes peeled.
By continuing to use the forum you conform your acceptance of these. If you are not happy to accept these you must stop using the forum and delete our cookies from your browser. Re: year old 78RPM record. I only started collecting 78 records a little over 3 years ago, after buying an old wind-up Columbia gramophone at a car boot sale.
Naturally I wanted some more records to play on it.
records and a batch of 78 shellac records dating back to the early part of the 20th century. Dave’s fascination with gramophones and 78 records began when he and “We went past an antiques shop and saw this HMV
Jump to navigation. What makes a record rare? Broadly, a record is sought after by collectors when it falls into one of the following categories:. Collector Vijay Nafrey who boasts that every record in his collection approximately 6, old 78s is a rare gem, mentions films like Ladli and Lajawab and P. Santoshi’s Sangeeta as priceless, since the negatives of the films were burnt a long time ago.
Another avid collector, R. Srinivasan, possesses the ultimate in antique records. Referred to as white labelled records, these were never released in the market.