Pressing a record

Made:
1932-03-02 in United Kingdom
maker:
Leslie Cardew

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'Pressing a record' A photograph of a woman pressing phonograph records on a 'Filmophone' machine
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Science Museum Group Collection

A photograph of a woman pressing records on a Filmophone machine, taken in March 1932 by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald.

Early records were made of shellac, a brittle resin easily broken or scratched. In response, Filmophone developed a flexible transparent celluloid record which they produced in England during 1931-1932.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/A05552
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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