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Warshaw collection

Warshaw collection

Recording devices pictured in the Warshaw Collection

Emerson portable phonograph plays flat discs, with horn, optional carrying case, album, needles, record repeater - "The Phonograph Hit of the Age!" - selling for $3.00 - "Not a toy, but a real phonograph furnishing hours of delight" - ad ca. 1910 by Stern Sales Co. of New York
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
optional phonograph album for the Emerson portable phonograph - ad ca. 1910 by Stern Sales Co. of New York
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Fair Dept. Store in Lakeview, Ill., ad ca. 1910 for the "Latest Type Hornless Talking Machine. This Most Wonderful Home Entertainer One to Every Family in this Locality Gives Joy - Pleasure - Anywhere - Everywhere" - Fair Store is giving away free phonographs to advertise "a well-known disc talking machine record."
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
cu of illustration from ad showing rural farm family listening to phono on tree stump - Fair Dept. Store in Lakeview, Ill., ad ca. 1910 for the "Latest Type Hornless Talking Machine. This Most Wonderful Home Entertainer One to Every Family in this Locality Gives Joy - Pleasure - Anywhere - Everywhere" - Fair Store is giving away free phonographs to advertise "a well-known disc talking machine record."
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Graphophone from Sears Catalog No. 107 ca. 1895, page 195 - cu of "The Graphophone as a Home Entertainer"
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Graphophone from Sears Catalog No. 107 ca. 1895, page 199 - spring motor coin slot model for $20 - Grand Graphophone model - concert horn on stand for graphophone
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Graphophone from Sears Catalog No. 107 ca. 1895, page 199 - spring motor coin slot model for $20 - cu of graphophone with ear tubes
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Graphophone from Sears Catalog No. 107 ca. 1895, page 199 - Grand model cu "A Strictly High Class Entertainment"
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Graphophone from Sears Catalog No. 107 ca. 1895, page 199 - cu of graphophone with concert horn and floor stand
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Reginaphone ad ca. 1910 - "A talking machine and music box combined, two insturments in one"
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH
Reginaphone ad ca. 1910 - text on back of ad photo - "It will play regular disc talking machine records, as well as Regina steel tune discs"
from Warshaw Collection, NMAH


- 1999 by Steven E. Schoenherr. All rights reserved.
The photos on these pages are used with permission of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. They may not be reproduced or distributed without written permission of the NMAH.

digital photos taken June 21, 1999 by Schoenherr | Return to NMAH or Recording Technology History Notes | this page revised July 12, 1999
 
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