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 Post subject: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Victor V
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I had tried to post this before, but cut-and-paste messed it up a lot. Here's a PDF version that I hope will be useful. Please let me know if you have questions. This only covers the "popular" US series and is simplified so dates are approximate.

Primary sources are Koenigsberg, Dethlefson, and Wile.

Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Fascinating that in terms of the Diamond Disc popular series the less they sold the more they issued. Seems kind of counterintuitive, but then a lot of what Thomas A Edison Inc. did was that way, bless their little hearts. :D Havcing said that, Victor and Columbia's popular issues rather fell off during WW 1 as well, so perhaps I shouldn't be too flippant.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:24 pm 
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Thank you! That's very helpful!


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:12 pm 
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This chart is great...if it's easy, would you please add:

- cutoff points or catalog number ranges for direct cylinder recordings vs dubs

- disc recording release dates for the classical and light classical series

- cutoff points or catalog number ranges for electrical vs acoustic diamond disc recordings, which i believe are:

classical electricals: 80885 - 80907
light classical electricals: 82351 - 82360

(I have 52089 memorized, but not the rest of 'em!)


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Victor V
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Thanks.

This chart will be a useful reference tool in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:52 pm 
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Thank you, Kevin, your work is appreciated!

Best,
Fran
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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Yes, this chart is very helpful and thank you for sharing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:16 am 
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With author's permission, I have converted and modified his original PDF posting. Attached is the update should you prefer to use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:38 am 
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Victor VI
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rodpickett wrote:
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With author's permission, I have converted and modified his original PDF posting. Attached is the update should you prefer to use it.

Thank you Rod, that's easier for me to use.

Best,
Fran

EDIT: Some of the text has been "chopped off?"
Francis; "i" for him, "e" for her
"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while" - the unappreciative supervisor.


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 Post subject: Re: Chart: Edison cylinder and Diamond Disc release years
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 pm 
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Fran - thanks for noting the truncation. A new version has been uploaded - rod


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