A gramophone with an external mouthpiece of the early twentieth century from the funds of the National Museum of Udmurtia is officially recognized as a monument of science and technology. The press office of the K.Gerd National Museum informs that Expert Council of the Polytechnic Museum has assigned the status.
The device is made at the factory of musical instruments of Yuli Zimmerman in St. Petersburg. There is a plate on the face of the gramophone with the inscription: "Supplier of His Imperial Majesty Julius Zimmerman St. Petersburg, Moscow, Leipzig, London". The Izhevsk Museum got a rarity in 1979. The honorary title was assigned to the apparatus as a part of the program “Monuments of science and technology in museums of Russia”. It has been implemented since 1992 by one of the oldest scientific and technical museums in the world - Polytechnic. The goal of the project is to preserve the national heritage in the field of science, engineering and industrial technologies.