Friday, May 21, 2010

Gramophones


I've always wanted one of these things. They sell them quite regularly at Porta Portese market, for between 90 and 120 Euros. I've been meaning to save up for one.

I have a friend who is in the middle of some kind of Steampunk frenzy. She'd go nuts.

6 comments:

Agellius said...

Very cool. I too have always wanted one. I did buy an old phonograph so I could play 78 rpm records. Do gramophones play 78s?

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

that Third Man thing was supposedly a 78. The only thing that makes me hesitate is the availability of suitable records and new needles.

Agellius said...

I doubt needles and records would be hard to find. Have you checked ebay? Then again you are in Rome...

Mark Scott Abeln said...

The Victorians even made their utilitarian objects beautiful. I have a photo of a Gothic steam engine.

Steampunk? No, Steam Gentleman.

Agellius said...

Mark:

Exactly. That's what we've lost today, the idea that everything we make should be beautiful to the extent that it's practical. Stupid Bauhaus.

JohnB said...

It's a copy. A fake gramaphone
A wicked, nasty copy.

Taint real!