Last week, one of my adult students gave my husband and I an old Victor Victrola gramophone. Isn’t it lovely?!
I knew very little about gramophones prior to this. Internet research revealed that our Victrola was manufactured in 1929. It isn’t a particularly valuable one, but it is a great historical piece and it has a great sound!
I was able to find a scan of the manual for a similar model so that I could learn about how to properly operate our Victrola and maintain it. Learning about the history of the gramophone was fun, too!
Here is a video I made demonstrating my Victrola:
All of this research inspired me to create a lesson plan to teach my students about the history of audio formats. Stay tuned to hear more about it!