File 2979 - Records.

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  • [1918?]-1996 (Creation)

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File consists of 30 gramophone records, including seven Phonola records. Some of the records were probably used for in-store phonograph demonstrations and some were used for advertising purposes. Includes 17.5 cm, 25 cm, and 30 cm (7", 10", and 12") records of the following labels: Phonola, Parlophon-Record, His Majesty's Voice Victor, RCA Victor Red Seal, Odeon, Arrow, Okeh, Apex, Favorite Record, Beka-Meister Record, United Artists, Columbia, and Capitol. Some records were produced for Electrohome by Colombia.

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Manufacturers of the records include: Berliner Gram-o-phone Company (Montreal, QC), Victor Talking Machine Company of Canada (Montreal, QC), General Phonograph Company of New York (formerly Otto Heinman Phonograph Supply Company), and Compo Co. Ltd. (Lachine, QC, Herbert Berliner's company). See Stanton pg. 24.

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