Gramophone Money Box
This excellent high detailed gramophone money box is both a brilliant ornament and a great way to encourage saving the pennies. This fantastically crafted reproduction of the legendary record player will be a real hit.
Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 25cm
The phonograph (called gramophone from 1900, record player from 1940s, or turntable more recently) mechanically records and reproduces sound. Sound vibrations are recorded (etched) into the surface of a rotating cylinder or disc, in a spiral groove. Recreating the sound involves rotating the media while a playback stylus traces the groove and is vibrated by the etching. In early acoustic phonographs, the listener either used earphones similar to a stethoscope, or the vibration moved a diaphragm attached to a large cone which amplified the sound. Later electronic units converted the vibration into an electrical signal using a transducer (a pickup or needle), then electronically amplified it and converted it into sound using a loudspeaker.