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 Post subject: Even then they couldn't spell!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:04 am 
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Victor V
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We are used to seeing the word gramophone mis-spelt by today's eBay sellers, some of whom cannot even copy it correctly from the HMV lid transfers on their machines, but even when gramophones were new mistakes were sometimes made :


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am 
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"It must be a gramophone....it belonged to my Grama!"


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 Post subject: Re: Even then they couldn't spell!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:27 am 
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Falmouth – a historic seaport in Cornwall, south-west England – is only a few miles from where I am writing.

The reference to 'Winner Records', a cheap line produced by the Edison-Bell company (officially J. E. Hough Ltd.), dates this advertisement to 1912 or shortly afterwards.

The spelling mistake mentioned here is almost as old as the Gramophone itself. The earliest literary reference to a gramophone known to me occurs in Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Edith Somerville and Violet Martin ('Martin Ross'), published in 1900, where a broken-winded horse is described as producing a sound 'between a grampus and a g-r-a-m-a-p-h-o-n-e'. (The word is not actually printed with the hyphens; I had to put them in so as to defeat a spell-checker apparently built into the forum software, which overwrote my typing and 'corrected' the second A to an O!)

Oliver Mundy.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm 
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This is a well known cylinder example...

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So many types of phones. :?
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