Old technology for education. In our office, we collect vintage educational technology or ed tech. Enjoy our collection of previous "revolutions" in technology used in education. Better yet, come visit or send us your retired film strips or whatever. Did you use these technologies, were they revolutionary? Comment or tweet to me: @spellingcitymay More about this site.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
In March of this year, I wondered into an antiques mall (the Teasure Chest), met Fred, and bought several items including this Victrola.
I haven't taken my victrola into the office, I keep it at home. Partially because while it is old and genuine, I'm not entirely sure that it counts as something used in education.
I think Victrolas were entirely for home entertainment and were in people's parlors, not in schools.
I gather in the early days there were two types of record players: those with external horns and those with an internal speaker. The internal speaker type are Victrolas. This one dates from around 1920.
The machine came with one particularly beat-up old 78 rpm records. In fact, it had a cigarette burn on it so you could play the first third. But it was a great song, it was the army fight song.
Over hill, over dale...Or is it ...
Over Here, Over there, we will hit, the dusty trail, and those cassions, go rolling along.