|We listened to a record on this.|
- The Johnson Victrola Museum is not that easy to find.
- It is manned by volunteers - some who are very informative, some not so much.
- E.R Johnson grew up in Dover, DE and founded the Victor Talking Machine Company.
- The grammy is in the shape of a Victrola.
- The phrase "Put a sock in it" and "Put a lid on it" are based on controlling the volume of the Victrola.
|E.R Johnson's Posthumous Grammy. Notice that it's in the shape of a Victrola. Coincidence? No.|
- Johnson Victrola Museum, Museum Square, 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
- Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m
- Free! Wheeeeeeeee! But you should donate something, you cheap bastards.
|A recording horn. I still don't really get how it worked but somehow it recorded sound onto a record.|
- Make sure to listen to the difference between an electric recording and an acoustic recording.
- You know the RCA logo? HMV? JVC? They all show Nipper. Also? HMV stands for His Master's Voice. (Nipper looks like he's listening. Get it?)
|Nipper was the artist's dog. He was known to nip at people's heels.|
- Know what a Victrola is? A Victrola played records. If you don't know what a record is - well - then - I give up.
- Stare at the man giving the upstairs tour with a piece of black tape on his glasses. He's seeing double. Or he is a pirate! Arrrrr!