The Gramophone" April, 1931
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The RONDO was invented by Arthur Pedley in 1920 to offer musical people something better than a machine built by the methods made famous by Mr. Ford, and the Rondo Company was formed to provide him ",~th · greatel' technical and manufacturing facilities.
In 1929 a RONDO and a RONDO Portable appeared in Court and were subjected to an ordeal which no other ~,g~amophone has undergone.
Some extracts from Mr. Justice Astbury's Judgment in this case: "The Wembley Rondo has been proved to be as good as, i f not better, than any other horn known at the present t ime." .-" New i t certainly was, and i t has bllen. amply proved that i t was useful." . 11 ~T.he fact remains that in 1920, when gramophones were first constructed according to the Plaintiff's patent, the result they produced was striking, and they have maintained their character and quality, notwithstanding the wonderful inventions of later days." On the seventh day of the trial, after hearing the scientists and musicians, the learned Judge said: . . I t is a very striking thing that with all your ma-rvels of exponential horns and matched impedance, Pedley, three four years before they were ever heard of, produces a horn which in substance has the benefits of both . " or
Extract from Sir Arthur SomerveIl'sevidence-in the foregoing case:
. . I was Chief _)nspector of Music to the Board of EdUcation and up to the y ear 1923 I never could honestly rel;ommend any iramophone, but ".f rom the mo~m~nt I came across the Rondo 1 recommended that, and I believe every school that has had -, ' one bas been satisfied with I t ."
We have not stood still. THE RONDO PORTABLE PROVES CONCLUSIVELY THAT LARGE INSTRUMENTS OR ELECTRICITY ARE NOT, NECESSARY FOR MUSIC. I t is not a toyand ' was designed for school work and inusical people who desire an ine:x:pensive and reliable instru. mtmt. I t is fitted with a double-
spring motor, 12-inch turntable, and a soundbox invented by Mr. Pedley for electrical recording. We think this soundbox is _as - upique in i ts way as the Rondo tone-chamber has been proved to be, and wears records less than any other reproducing device.
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SOME RECENT TESTIMONIALS
Mr. Z\Iaurice Cole, the famous pianist, says: . . The Rondo Portable is an amazin~ l i t t le ~ramopbone. I t Is no trouble and ~Ives us ~reat pleasure . This testimonial Is, If anything, too mild."
. . Speakinlt from memory, I got my , Rondo In 1924, and I t Is stili perfectfy satisfactory. "-Music Master, Clifton College,
. . I am very pleased with the Instrument I bought from you about five years ago, and It 18 In constant use. " - Newton St, Cy res,
. . I bave had one of your Rondo ~ramo phones for tbe last seven years and i t bas always ~Iven the . , -eatest satlsfactlon ." Epsom,
. . I bave one of your I1ramophones bou~ht In 1924 wblch has Iliven me mucb satisfaction." -Pekin g .
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Fitted with handle aDd clips 5/- extra All Cabinettes hold 50 records and can be had cOTered in black or brown leather cloth. I f required for to-inch records please order specially Some U March" Testimonials.
K. Sorabjl, the famous composer and critic, after an extended trial, scraps his albums and Instals his l ibrary of records in Rondo Cablnettes,
Famous West End dealer orders another 18 for a customer wbo bad previously bought 10 .
See previous issues for" Gramophone" opinions and further information.
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