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(Electronics) a gramophone
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Originally, a phonograph from the Victor Talking Machine Company, Camden, NJ, but it eventually became more of a generic term for any brand of phonograph. The turntables of phonographs of that era were usually powered by wind-up springs. Also, there was no electronic amplification. The grooves of the record caused the phonograph needle to vibrate and it, in turn, caused a metal diaphragm to which it was attached, to vibrate also. The sound from the vibrating metal disk was acoustically coupled to a large megaphone-like horn mounted in the phonograph cabinet.
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|Noun||1.||Victrola - a brand of gramophone |
acoustic gramophone, gramophone - an antique record player; the sound of the vibrating needle is amplified acoustically
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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