The digitization of Columbia, Zonophone, and OKeh recordings prior to 1925 is in progress and these will be available for streaming on DAHR and on the National Jukebox website in the near future.
Read More » February 16th, 2017 By: Sam Brylawski and David Seubert The American Discography Project (ADP) is proud to announce the availability in electronic form of the concluding …
Spotter’s Guide to the Edison Standard Phonograph By Martin Kauper (Revised July 3, 2016) The Edison Standard Phonograph was a real breakthrough in the “middle income” market of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
DAHR entries describing recordings made by Columbia Records, the Berliner Gramophone Co., OKeh Records, and Zonophone Records are based on authoritative published discographies, supplemented with new research, examination of recordings in the collections of the University of California Santa Barbara library, and submissions from record collectors and archives.
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SERIAL NUMBERS: Initially serial numbers were stamped into a raised boss on the bedplate casting and not in the patent plate at all.
After the first two plate styles, it was determined that the plate should receive the serial number as well.I find that the more examples I record, the more surprising features emerge.I decided that, to have any value to the collecting/restoring world, the data sheet should be available to everybody for free.If you are interested in buying and selling 78's, search the Historic Music 78RPM Label Gallery below to find pictures of some of the 78 RPM Record Labels we purchase such as Bird, Brunswick, Columbia, Crown, Gennett, Melotone, Okeh, Victor Record, Vocalion, Gennett, 20th Century Fox, Broadway Records, Brunswick, Gramophone, Lyric Record, Paramount, QRS, Victor Monarch Record, Electradisk, Marconi, Perfect, and Supertone.If you have any of these 78 RPM's see our 78's WE BUY page for the information we need.(Please see the link at the end of the article for downloading.) One integral part of the Data Project is the concept of typical configuration for each iteration of Standard model types.