Video: Old-timey phonograph – radio reveil

by Josh Kimball

In my nightly search for soothing videos of phonographs playing, I ran across this Peter Pan radio reveil – apparently an alarm of sorts. A clock alarm phonograph? WHAT?!!?!??!

This video has everything I could ask for – soothingness, phonographs, a strange otherness that feels (and is) archaic, birds chirping, physical media of another era taken out of time and context in a way that only highlights its power, and French.