|Product :||Radio Gramophone / Radio-grammofon||
|Produced from :||1930 - n/k|
|Designed by :||Harald Linnet / Bang & Olufsen Team|
|Finish :||Wooden casing|
In 1930 Bang & Olufsen launched the radio grammophone. Although it combined, along with the Five Lamper, the new electric pickup and a big powerful Bang & Olufsen speaker, it was not easy to find buyers. Its price, DKK 1150, was more than the average Dane’s annual income at the time, so the product appealed only to an affluent clientele. Nevertheless, following a slow start, the radio gramophone achieved its success - with customers ranging from the royal family downwards. Now thousands of Danes could dance in their own homes to jazz as well as old-time music, thanks to Bang & Olufsen’s radio gramophone”.
(Taken from ‘Bang & Olufsen’ by Peter Bang, page 93)
The Radio-grammofon first appeared in Bang & Olufsen’s 1930 product catalogue.