List of phonograph manufacturers

An advertisement for the Columbia Grafonola

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 Lyric Phonograph Company phonograph
An RCA Victor Special Portable Phonograph, circa 1935
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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.[16]

See also


  1. "AnalogueWorks - British Turntables". Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  2. Meyer Brothers Druggist. C.F.G. Meyer. 1917. p. 118.
  3. Mitchell, J.A. (1918). Life. Life. p. 4.
  4. 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. ISBN 978-0-8130-1317-6.
  5. 1 2 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.
  6. Burgess, R.J. (2014). The History of Music Production. Oxford University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-19-938501-0.
  7. The Phonoscope. Phonoscope Publishing Company. 1899. p. 21.
  8. The Absolute Sound. Absolute Sound, Limited. 1995.
  9. Thomas A. Edison, Inc; Co, National Phonograph (1910). Edison Amberola Monthly. Pennant Litho, Incorporated. p. 14.
  10. 1 2 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.
  11. "Sad Day For The Hi Fi Industry!". Hi-Fi News. September 2003. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  12. Douglas, A. (1999). Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s, Volume 3. Sonoran Pub. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-886606-04-3.
  13. Gramophone. General Gramophone Publications Limited. 1978.
  15. Bonnier Corporation (July 1978). Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation. pp. 50–. ISSN 0161-7370.
  16. 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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