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List of phonograph manufacturers

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This is a list of phonograph manufacturers. The phonograph, in its later forms also called a gramophone, record player or turntable, is a device introduced in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.


  • Phonograph manufacturers 1
  • By region 2
    • United States 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5

Phonograph manufacturers

A Lyric Phonograph Company phonograph
An RCA Victor Special Portable Phonograph, circa 1935

By region

United States

In 1890 in the United States, many phonograph companies existed that had state- and region-based names, such as Alabama Phonograph Company, Colorado and Utah Phonograph Company, Kansas Phonograph Company, New England Phonograph Company, etc.[12]

See also


  1. ^ Meyer Brothers Druggist (v. 38, no. 4). C.F.G. Meyer. 1917. p. 118. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, J.A. (1918). Life (v. 72). Life. p. 4. 
  3. ^ Welch, W.L.; Burt, L.B.S. (1994). From Tinfoil to Stereo: The Acoustic Years of the Recording Industry, 1877-1929. University Press of Florida. p. 135.  
  4. ^ a b Gaudreault, A. (2009). American Cinema 1890-1909: Themes and Variations. Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema. Rutgers University Press. p. 29.  
  5. ^ Burgess, R.J. (2014). The History of Music Production. Oxford University Press. p. 13.  
  6. ^ The Phonoscope. Phonoscope Publishing Company. 1899. p. 21. 
  7. ^ Thomas A. Edison, Inc; Co, National Phonograph (1910). Edison Amberola Monthly (v. 8). Pennant Litho, Incorporated. p. 14. 
  8. ^ a b Kenney, William Howland (1999). Recorded Music in American Life : The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945. Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 24–25.  
  9. ^ "Sad Day For The Hi Fi Industry!". Hi-Fi News. September 2003. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Douglas, A. (1999). Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s, Volume 3. Sonoran Pub. pp. 106–107.  
  11. ^
  12. ^ Proceedings of First Annual Convention of Local Phonograph Companies of the United States Held at Chicago, May 28 and 29, 1890. Phonograph Printing Company. 1890. p. 98. 

Further reading

  • Kennedy, R.; McNutt, R. (1999). Little Labels--big Sound: Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music. Indiana University Press. p. 25.  
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