The image attracts and there are some phonograph enthusiasts in Singapore who collect these players, which can still produce music recorded near the beginning of the 20th Century.
David Row from Teachers' Estate near Upper Thomson Road, Singapore has a collection that will astound you. From his Edison phonograph since the beginning of the last century to his beautiful AMI Continental 2 Jukebox playing 60s music 45 rpm singles, Row has them all. When blogger visited him a few weeks ago, the former listened intently to music played on various phonograph machines owned by Row.
He is also a collector of LPs, EPs and 78s. He has shelves full of vinyls that he has kept for more than 50 years. Name the song or record and he would probably have a copy.
Row has given talks at Community Clubs and other venues. He has appeared a few times in the daily papers where he explained the importance of passing time positively. "Hobbies," he said, "are important, especially at our age."
More about this remarkable gentleman in future postings.
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.