As you explore the PhonoJack site, don't take it too seriously.
Please smile as
you read about the men and machines in the early
During their venture-stage years, some of the great inventors involved with
phonographs including Thomas Edison, Emile
Berliner, Charles Sumner Tainter and Alexander Graham Bell all worked in
the same "Charles Williams Building".
birthplace of Bell's telephone and Edison's
first patented device, the vote recorder
located at 109 Court Street in Boston.
There's a small
monument to Alexander Graham Bell
There's no doubt their experience with telegraphs and telephones
prompted them to develop phonograph
technology. I'm hooked on a variety of people and machines in the
antique phonograph hobby.
Look around. When you find something of
interest, click on the thumbnail photo or
bold underlined link. If you see any bugs, please
let me know.
began with Thomas Alva Edison
- Born Milan, OH
1847; died West Orange, NJ 1931
One of the most prolific inventors ever
Inventor, Entrepreneur, Motivator and Successful Businessman;
he followed thru while others talked!
The phonograph was his favorite invention.
family of Phonographs
- First manufactured
1877; ceased 1929
- Edison Tin Foil phonographs
- Edison Cylinder phonographs
- Edison Disc phonographs
- Family of phonograph machines
- Sitting on top of rare RCA Victor 45 9W51
|Founders, business pioneers of Victor Talking Machine
& RCA Victor
A brief history of some key individuals who helped create the phonograph, gramophone and recording entertainment industry.
Double click on any of these photos for more
Eldridge R Johnson
Emile Berliner William B. Owen David Sarnoff
The Fabulous RCA Victrola "45"
A special welcome if you're looking for info about the Fabulous RCA Victrola
"45" family of record changers and phonographs. To go
to the PhonoJack collection, click
this RCA 45 EY-2
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