Equipment for Playing 78rpm Recordings

Turntables, Cylinder Players & Tonearms:
Whether you need to play cylinders, 78s, LPs, 45s, Edison Diamond Discs, 14″ vertical center start Pathés or 16″ Radio Transcriptions, Nauck’s have you covered.

Links Related to Collecting 78rpm Recordings

Discussion Group -Music on 78rpms:
Classical, Vocal, Instrumental and Orchestral Music on 78rpms -Discussion Forums

the 78rpm Collectors Community

The 78rpm Collectors Community is a social network for collectors of 78rpms recordings, phonographs, memorabilia, recording machines and the history of the 78 rpm recording era. It’s like FaceBook – but for collectors of all things 78rpm related – people can connect with friends, join discussion groups, participate in forums, add videos and upload 78rpm mp3 files.

Links Related to Disc Recording

The Secret Society of Lathe Trolls:
A forum devoted to record-cutting deviants, renegades & experimenters. Interesting!

Links Relating to 78rpm Record History

EMI Archive – Hayes:
EMI Archive at Hayes

Links Relating to Operatic and Art Song Singers

Great Voices of Yesteryear:
Website features a very large online audio sampling of singers. Scroll to end of page to access singer catagories.

Historic Opera:
Very large collection of photographs and images relating to opera in the late part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries.

Links to Online 78rpm Audio Samples

Canadian Historical Sound Recordings:
The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings, a growing multimedia website devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound.

A site for collectors of Great Singers of the Past More than 1500 singers from my ‘historical’ vocal record collection are listed – including: Biographical notes, pictures, discographies, comments to their recordings and MP3 audio files.

The Metropolitan Opera House – Sound Archive:
Excellent selection of sample recorded performances from the Metropolitan Opera House archives.

Links to Online Sources of 78rpm Recordings

Annual Large Illustrated Auction Catalogue:
Usually 100-200 pages. Rare 78s (Zonophones, G&Ts, Fonotipias and test pressings as examples), cylinders, Edison and Pathé discs, and more common items in excellent condition. Mostly vocal but a sizeable number of instrumentals usually included and some personality, speech and curio items as well. An LP section as well. Colour illustrations of some of the more unusual or rare labels. Catalogues produced annually in November for auction closing early in January. For gratis copy, please contact: Lawrence F. Holdridge, 54 East Lake Drive, Amityville, NY 11701 (USA). E-Mail:; Fax: 691-631-5207.

Glaspole Records:
We aim to offer unusual and interesting records of classical music on 78s and LPs not only in the mainstream of collecting but in all genres and on all labels where the record is of outstanding musical, interpretative or historical interest.

Online Shop for Historical Vocal Recordings on CD

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