January-10th-2013, 04:28 PM
A pretty unique contraption
Not sure if everybody (or anybody) here has listened to Renegades of Jazz before, but they(he) is a pretty good acid-jazz artist, and I'll even throw him up as one of the best. But what this thread is about relates to one of his albums "Hip to the Jive", or rather, its cover art.
Pictured is some strange two horned gramophone, which caught my interest pretty quickly. I read an interview of Renegades that stated that it was a sketch of a real machine in a museum in Paris, in which only one of these exists. I went to look it up, and this is what I found-
Along with pictures, there is a lot of cool information on this device. If too lazy to click the link, I'll sum it up.
It turns out the machine is called a Chronophone, which was used for adding music to silent films that ran longer than the record, so this player was built with two palettes so the "DJ" could immediately throw the record onto the other after it has ran its course and keep the music going. The sketch on the album cover is incredibly accurate to the Chronophone, and it is certainly one of the coolest record playing machines out there. Unfortunately, there is just one, and no ones seems to have taken the interest to try to build a replica, though I can't blame them.
Last edited by PostJazzKat; January-10th-2013 at 04:33 PM.