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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

A Lyricera Phonograph Company phonograph
An RCA Victor Special Portable Phonograph, circa 1935
A Technics turntable
A Victor Talking Machine

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.[27]

See also


  1. ^ "Acoustic Signature".
  2. ^ "AnalogueWorks – British Turntables". Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  3. ^ "Brinkmann Audio GmbH".
  4. ^ Meyer Brothers Druggist. C.F.G. Meyer. 1917. p. 118.
  5. ^ Mitchell, J.A. (1918). Life. Life. p. 4.
  6. ^ a b Gaudreault, A. (2009). American Cinema 1890–1909: Themes and Variations. Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema. Rutgers University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-8135-4644-5.
  7. ^ Burgess, R.J. (2014). The History of Music Production. Oxford University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-19-938501-0.
  8. ^ "Dohmann Audio".
  9. ^ "Dr. Feickert Analogue".
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Analog Corner #323: J.Sikora Reference turntable and KV12 VTA tonearm". June 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "Kuzma".
  13. ^ London Decca Cartridges
  14. ^ "Welcome to Presence Audio".
  15. ^ The Phonoscope. Phonoscope Publishing Company. 1899. p. 21.
  16. ^ The Absolute Sound. Absolute Sound, Limited. 1995.
  17. ^ Thomas A. Edison, Inc; Co, National Phonograph (1910). Edison Amberola Monthly. Pennant Litho, Incorporated. p. 14. ((cite book)): |first= has generic name (help)
  18. ^ 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. ISBN 978-0-19-802604-4.
  19. ^ "Nottingham Analogue Studio".
  20. ^ Douglas, A. (1999). Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s, Volume 3. Sonoran Pub. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-886606-04-3.
  21. ^ "TechDAS".
  22. ^ Gramophone. General Gramophone Publications Limited. 1978.
  23. ^ "U-Turn Orbit: An audiophile-quality turntable for $179". 7 December 2013.
  24. ^ "Wagner Audio".
  25. ^ "Well Tempered Lab".
  26. ^ Bonnier Corporation (July 1978). Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation. pp. 50–. ISSN 0161-7370.
  27. ^ 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.

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