How many of us even remember a gramophone? Especially the old wind-up kind with the big trumpet where the sound came out. My father used to tell us of the great excitement in the district he grew up in when one of the neighbours bought a gramophone. We take a lot of things for granted today.
An extract from Bosman's "The Gramophone"; "The people who came to hear the gramophone said that it was wonderful what things a man would think of making when once the devil had taken hold of him properly. They said that, if nothing else, the devil has got good brains. I also thought that it was wonderful, not that the gramophone could talk, but that people wanted to listen to it doing something that a child of seven could do well". From, "Mafeking Road", by Herman Charles Bosman.
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