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    • Pathe N

    • Circa 1903-1905
    • This machine was distributed by the American Graphophone Company in America, but it was built by the French Company, Pathe. Pathe was noted for its recordings of opera, including Caruso's first opera.
    • The Billhorn Organ

    • Circa 1885
    • "Circa 1885 The Bilhorn, folding portable organ was invented by Peter Philip Bilhorn around 1885. Peter Bilhorn was an evangelist singer and composer who invented the portable organ for his evangelistic activities. He and his brother founded the...
    • Eldridge Johnson Victor

    • Circa 1900-1901
    • This machine is similar to the type “C” model. Johnson took over the Berliner Gramophone Co. but was restrained from using the word “gramophone” because of a litigation suit of the Universal Talking Machine Co. At this point, he began using...
    • Victor I

    • Circa 1903-1905
    • After the turn of the century, Victor introduced the family of six talking machines numbered I through VI. They were the foundation of the company's growth. All six featured the new “tapering hollow arm.” This machine, called “Victor the...
    • Regina Hexaphone

    • Circa 1908
    • "Circa 1908 The Regina Hexaphone was manufactured in Rahway, NJ by the Regina Company beginning in 1908. The Hexaphone became the most successful of the cylinder coin-operated phonographs. While the Edison and Columbia predecessors only permitted a...
    • Regina Hexaphone

    • Circa 1908
    • "Circa 1908 The Regina Hexaphone was manufactured in Rahway, NJ by the Regina Company in 1908. The Hexaphone became the most successful of the cylinder coin-operated phonographs. While the Edison and Columbia predecessors only permitted a single...
    • Quartoscope

    • Circa 1897
    • "Circa 1897 The Quartoscope displays up to 48 pictures. The pictures are divided into four sets of twelve cards. The unit accepted pennies and nickels. The Quartoscope was manufactured by the Mills Novelty Company.
    • Edison Bell

    • Circa 1900-1910
    • This machine is nearly identical to the Edison Standard Suitcase. However, it bears the name "Edison Bell Consolidated Phono-Graph Co. on the plate. This company held Edison's British patents.
    • Harmony

    • unknown
    • The Harmony was manufactured with a larger-than-normal spindle. It was sold cheap or given away in a ploy to force owners to buy special records to fit the machine. No other company manufactured these records, which had a larger hole.
    • U.S. Phonograph

    • Circa 1900s
    • This machine bears the name of Edison's export agency; the United States Phonograph Company. Its case is identical to that of the concert. This machine has the smaller mandrel for playing standard cylinders.

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