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 Post subject: Who / What was The General Phonograph Company ?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Who / What was The General Phonograph Company ?


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 Post subject: Re: Who / What was The General Phonograph Company ?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:52 pm 
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There was an American company called General Phonograph Co. , operated by Otto Heineman, which made and sold a variety of phonograph parts as well as producing the OkeH records. Yours might be a UK branch, or more likely an unrelated firm.


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 Post subject: Re: Who / What was The General Phonograph Company ?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 am 
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I thought Soundgen having been " in the business " for more years than him or I would care to remember would have known this one ! :D but I know his emphasis is on machines rather than records. The General Phonograph Co Ltd was initially set up to manufacture and market " White " brand cylinder records, an ex. National Phonograph Co. ( Edison ) employee , James White being the general manager . There was later a tie up with Neophone discs for a short while before the company got into financial difficulties and folded around 1908. Dulcetto


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 Post subject: Re: Who / What was The General Phonograph Company ?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Dulcetto wrote:
I thought Soundgen having been " in the business " for more years than him or I would care to remember would have known this one ! :D but I know his emphasis is on machines rather than records. The General Phonograph Co Ltd was initially set up to manufacture and market " White " brand cylinder records, an ex. National Phonograph Co. ( Edison ) employee , James White being the general manager . There was later a tie up with Neophone discs for a short while before the company got into financial difficulties and folded around 1908. Dulcetto



Thanks for that , I didn't know and looked online and couldn't find anything , I have 4 of these debentures to dispose of if any one is interested !


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