This weekend i sorted out a lot of very tatty sleeves and rubbish paperwork from the records which came from the Barn last year - ,most of it was mildewed and tatty and since the weather has been nice i piled it all up for a bonfire - alas that night it really rained and it all got rather soggy and had to be dried out before the fire it was during the sorting that a booklet fell out of a sleeve - alas it had got a bit wet !
After drying it i photo'd some of the less boring pages - including photos of contemporary interiors and the prices for the machines & courses - contrary to popular myth the customer BOUGHT their machines - oddly "the Squire" has owned a number of Linguaphones and ALL have the legend :
"Assembled by Mr Loveday" and the date
so was ONE man responsible for assembling all of the linguaphone machines ?
Here's the front page of the booklet
Teaching children languages - that Columbia is C 1914 so would have only been about 10 years old !
A testimonial from H G Wells
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Corruption in the CLPGS :
The Seven Social Sins are:Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience
. Knowledge without character .Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice
. Politics without principle.
Money. Greed. Naivety. Falsehoods. Exploitation. Welcome to the wonderful world of gramophones!"He has as much comedic talent as the Straight man on a Linguaphone record "Si vis pacem, para bellum Der Morgige Tag Ist Mein