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Kammer & Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1890s: details and images

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Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895 - transducer unit with steel stylus
View of transducer unit with steel stylus. Vibrations from the record groove are transferred to a diaphragm inside the transducer unit, causing the air around it to vibrate. These vibrations are amplified by the horn.

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Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895 - drive wheel underneath the platter. View of drive wheel underneath the platter. This German device is essentially a toy player and the speed of the turntable would have been variable as it was turned by hand. This unit was available between 1889 and about 1894.

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Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895 - hand-cranked drive system. View of hand-cranked drive system. Because the player was intended for use with the company's own very small toy discs, the speed irregularities could be tolerated. The discs were initially made of celluloid and later a hard rubber.

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Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895 - crank handle View of crank handle.

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Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895 - patents panel. Close-up of patents panel. Kammer & Reinhardt was a toy firm based in Waltershausen in eastern Germany.

Rotations and views

A selection of views from the interactive rotations, to view the whole set of rotation images you can download kammer.zip (7.4MB) which contains all 36 images.

Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895
Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895
Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895
Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895
Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895
Kammer und Reinhardt toy gramophone, 1895

 
 

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