Disc Recording - Berliner's Grammophon, 'Aller Anfang ist Schwer', 1889-1894 Audiovisual Reg. No: ST 016126

Grammophon recording of 'Aller Anfang ist Schwer'', the artist is unknown. This may be a nursery rhyme; the first commercial recordings were nursery rhymes.
The disc is a single sided 5 inch lateral cut engraving, probably zinc, manufactured by E. Berliner's Grammophon company. It very probably played at 150 rpm.
The disc was played on the first commercial gramophone, manufactured by Kaemmer and Reinhardt, Walterershaufen, Germany from 1889 to 1894.
Single sided 5 inch disc, probably made of zinc, with engraved playback grooves on one side, with central hole.
Description Of Content:
Type: Berliner 05 in. Contents: "Maxims". Company: E. Berliner's Grammophon. Type details: comments: German patent nos. DRP 45048 and R 443.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Mason, 1927
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 128 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: communications, sound recordings, disc recordings
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Secondary Classification: Playback Media - Analogue
Tertiary Classification: disc recordings
Inscriptions: Playing side: E. BERLINER'S / GRAMMOPHON / D. R. P. 45048/ 2 / No R 443 / Alle Copir Rechte / vorbehalten / Ipruihe (hand engraved)
Non-playing side on paper sticker: Aller Anfang ist Schwer. Bete und arbeite. Wer das Kleine nicht ehirt, ist das Grosse nicht werth. Wer Pach angreift, besndelt sich. Handwerk hat einen goldnen Boden. Lerne leiden, ohne zu klagen. Was De nicht willet, das man Dir thru', das fug' auch kleinem andern zu. Wer andern eine Grube(?) grabt, faut selbet hinein. Wor zu-l(?)tzt, lacht ain besten. Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Format: Gramophone Disc
Manufacturer: Emile Berliner's Grammophon Company, Germany, 1889-1894


Henning Pfeifer Posted on 25 Sep 2012 6:04 PM
Hello, this is the correct spelling:

"Aller Anfang ist schwer.
Bete und arbeite.
Wer das Kleine nicht ehrt ist das Grosse nicht wert.
Wer Pech angreift, wird besudelt.
Handwerk hat einen goldnen Boden.
Lerne leiden, ohne zu klagen.
Was Du nicht willst, was man Dir thu', das fug' auch keinem andern zu.
Wer andern eine Grube grabt, fallt selbst hinein.
Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten.
Ha, ha, ha, ha!"

It is a collection of nine different (incoherent) german proverbs.

Regards from Munich/Germany
Henning Pfeifer

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