I don't get into the deep history of inventors, manufacturers, their patents and the lawsuits they endure during the rise of the phonograph's popularity. If you want to go far more into the long and sometimes boring details, there's many books covering the information you seek.
About Me: My love for the antique phonograph almost became an obsession. I was like a kid bringing a lost puppy home. Over time, ss beautiful as they were, I was losing ground space in my old Victorian home and having to move furniture to accommodate my new antique pieces. But over the years, my home has become a tiny personal phonograph museum. I haven't stopped collecting.
From there, I became more and more engulfed with the antique phonograph, its history, how they worked. Now, I actually fix and enjoy rebuild phonographs on my spare time. I also became more involved by finding and selling parts through the internet to those in search of them, as I've learned early on, some parts are very hard to find, so having an extra pair of eyes is always helpful.
I started to receive calls and emails from people all across the world, asking me about their own personal machines. Rather than answering the same questions over and over, I felt that I can answer them with one gathering of information, answering some of the same questions I had when I started out.
I put this website together as a helpful resource to those who are just breaking into the hobby of collecting phonographs. It's currently going though a face-lift and more information will be added over time allows.
Thanks & Enjoy the website.
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