The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society (CLPGS)
Concert No.1 - Introduction to Cylinders
Concert No.2 - Christmas on Cylinders Concert
Concert No 3 - Scottish Music on Cylinders Concert
Concert No 4 - A Phonographic Tour of Continental Europe
Concert No 5 - The Edison Diamond Disc Concert
The Edison Disc - A Short History
Concert No 6 - Christmas on Cylinders Concert - Part 2
Concert No.7 - Berliner 5" discs
General History of Record Collecting
Phonograph & Gramophone Advertising
Collecting Needle Tins
Care, Storage, Handling etc.
Cleaning, Reaming etc.
Machine Photo Gallery
A Guide to Playing 78rpm Records
Back to Basics
The Reproducer and Sound Box
The Spring Motor
The Feedscrew and Half Nut
What Stylus Should Be Used
Useful reproductions from For The Record
Flattening Warped or Dished Discs
Industry and Company Notes
Articles of Interest
Contact Us Form
Phonographs, Gramophones, Cylinders, Discs, Tape Recordings, Compact Discs, Record Companies, Biographies, and Discographies.
If you are interested in any of the above subjects or any aspect of the history of recorded sound then you should consider joining us.
The City Of London Phonograph And Gramophone Society, was inaugurated in 1919 from various smaller societies in London and has been meeting regularly up to the present day. Our first Patron was Thomas Alva Edison. In spite of the name we now have members Worldwide. We publish a quarterly journal (For The Record) with articles, letters, advertisements and other items all contributed by our members. We publish discographies, facsimile catalogues and other books related to the history of Recorded sound. We also stock specialist books from other publishers.
Monthly meetings are held in Central London and regular meetings are held in various regions of the UK. We also hold Phonofairs where members and enthusiasts can meet to sell, buy, swap, machines, records and books etc.
CLPGS Membership runs from 1st. March to the last day in February. Anyone joining during the period March to November will receive all the issues of 'For the Record' relevant to that membership year. Anyone joining during December to February will receive the Winter issue of 'For the Record', their membership then commencing from the following 1st. March.
Annual Subscription fo
2021 remains unchanged at:
UK & Europe, £20/ €35, or £15/ €30 for registered Students.
Rest of the World (outside Europe)
(Airmail) or £21/
$42US (Surface mail)
Please note that surface mail normally takes about 6 weeks to arrive.
Due to changes in the US banking regulations, we regret we are no longer able to accept cheques (checks) in US Dollars.
Please fill out our online application below, and click the submit button to join and pay by PayPal.
Alternatively, complete and print the form below, and send it with a Cheque or Postal Order to:
Membership Secretary, CLPGS
14 Rusper Close
London NW2 6QS
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enclosed payable to CLPGS Ltd
Company Reg No 3124250 Registered Charity No 1057538.
Patrons: Oliver Berliner, Simon Blumlein and Dave Roberts.
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