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Nostalgia

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:29 pm
by terrybooth
Remember when you played records with needles and the cost of packaging was less than the cost of the product?
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Re: Nostalgia

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:14 pm
by slinger
I actually remember playing with a wind-up gramophone when I was very young, and having 78s by Beniamino Gigli - I can remember there was "Che Gelida Manina"and "La Donna e Mobile," - and Stanley Holloway's "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm".

We had a tin of "proper" needles too. :lol:

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And no, it wasn't new when I got it. :lol:

Re: Nostalgia

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:48 pm
by terrybooth
slinger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:14 pm I actually remember playing with a wind-up gramophone when I was very young, and having 78s by Beniamino Gigli - I can remember there was "Che Gelida Manina"and "La Donna e Mobile,"


My father's favourite - I may have inherited a 10" LP somewhere. I apparently called him "Mr Giggly". I should have followed that thread - I might have beaten Roger Hargreaves to it. :grin:

Re: Nostalgia

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:45 am
by Andy-831
slinger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:14 pm

We had a tin of "proper" needles too. :lol:
Still got a "tin of needles" keep wondering what I could use them for LOL

Re: Nostalgia

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:42 am
by Wonfor14
Andy-831 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:45 am
slinger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:14 pm

We had a tin of "proper" needles too. :lol:
Still got a "tin of needles" keep wondering what I could use them for LOL
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Re: Nostalgia

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:02 pm
by Andy-831
I am honestly not sure Colin if my recollection is right I seem to remember them being shiney so I guess steel of some description. I will have a look tomorrow!