[78-L] Binger's Laughing Record

Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net.invalid
Thu May 14 18:33:25 PDT 2015

On 5/14/2015 8:19 PM, Adam Miller wrote:
> Just obtained this interesting UK item...
> http://www.78rpm.net.nz/78s/label_art/bingers%20laughing%20record%20300dpi.jpg
> - especially in connection with their "Laughing Robot".
> O.D. Bingers in the UK were producers of Sales Aids - automatons for
> store promotions, which occasionally turn up for sale in auction rooms
> and fetch good money.  But nowhere can I find reference to them in
> connection with a soundtrack.
> The record is not the same as the Parlophone or OKEH laughing record,
> being just one man laughing for some 3 minutes, no accompaniment.
> It is not a laquer, but shellac, with the obverse being blank, but
> engine-turned.  it seems to be dated 14/2/40.
> Can anyone shed any more light on this fascinating survivor?

Funny I never heard of it (ducks)...

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.

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