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Disc Recording - Berliner's Grammophon, 'Ich Bin Ein Preusse', 1889-1894 Audiovisual Reg. No: ST 016129

Summary:
Grammophon recording of 'Ich bin ein Preusse', 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 zinc lateral cut engraving, 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.

German patent nos. Drp 45048 and 1246.
Description:
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: "Preussen". Company: E. Berliner's Grammophon. Type details: comments: German patent nos. DRP 45048 and 1246.
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/ 63 / No 1246 / (illegible) Rechte / (illegible) / (illegible handwriting)
Non-playing side on light blue paper sticker: Ich bin ein Preusse, kennt ihr meine Farben? Die fahne schwebt mir schwarz und weiss voran; dass fur die Freiheit meine Vater starben, das deuten, merkt es, meine Farben an. Nie werd' ich bang verzagen, wie jene, will ichs wagen! (symbol) Sei's truber Tag, sei's heitrer Sonnenschein, ich bin ein Preusse, will ein Preusse sein! (symbol)
Format: Gramophone Disc
Manufacturer: Emile Berliner's Grammophon Company, Germany, 1889-1894

Note: there are two 'm's in the spelling of Grammophon, as opposed to one on other discs.

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