Gramophone model 5
Gramophone model 5
Great Britain, London
Wood, metal, leather, fabric; carpentry and mechanical works, decalcomania
52 x 39 x 29 cm, 5 kg
Marks: on the plate: “ARCHER & SONS / 41 TO 49, LORD ST., /LIVERPOOL”, on the lateral side: “The Gramophone Company / 31 MAIDEN LANE LONDON W.C. / PATENTED IN/ GREAT BRITAIN / AUSTRIA / GERMANY / BELGIUM / FRANCE / ITALY”, на кожухе: “10806”, on the sound box: “J / 5764” On the plate: “ARCHER & SONS / 41 TO 49, LORD ST., /LIVERPOOL”, on the lateral side: The Gramophone Company / 31 MAIDEN LANE LONDON W.C. / PATENTED IN/ GREAT BRITAIN / AUSTRIA / GERMANY / BELGIUM / FRANCE / ITALY”, on the casing: “10806”, on the sound box: “J / 5764”, “PATENTED IN/ GREAT BRITAIN, GERMANY,/ FRANCE, AUSTRIA, ITALY, BELGIUM”
Gramophone is mounted in wooden varnished case with rounded edges on the profiled base with the trading company nameplate. Manufacturer’s name, address and countries in which the model was patented, are transferred on the lateral side. Metal bracket with the fixed wooden bar with sound box, cantilever and a needle fixing screw is mounted on the case right side. Black horn with golden rim and leather ruffle on the junction with acoustic pipe is attached to wooden bar with metal crook. Spring drive is on the case left side, disc speed controller with the hands pointing the direction of rotation and letters “F”, “S” are next to it. Covered with blue fabric disc with washer is on the top panel. On/off lever is on the front panel, metal stand for the sound –box in the switched–off position is on the rear panel
When a record is fixed, the spring is set and the mechanism is activated, the needle moves along the sound track of the record, transmits mechanical vibrations to the membrane, which converts them into the sound that is amplified by the horn.
Gramophone model 5 is the famous “His Master’s Voice” machine”, one of six similar models depictured by Francis Barraud. These models are called “dog models” or “trade-mark models by the collectors.
Musical storage: Gramophone record