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Offline Richard

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Wish mine was as big as this....
« on: January 29, 2008, 08:46:07 AM »
Oh yes I do   :D

I have just returned from a week in Rome where one of the items in the hotel foyer was this amazing gramaphone.

I was unable to easily get inside it to see the works, but it stood about 4 feet tall from the floor - that is BIG  :P

Just imagine firing that up to hear a CB 78 or two, the sheer volume and presence would put all our electronic hi-fi stuff in the shade.
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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