Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 1901: Victor Talking Machine Company Officially Incorporated



October 3, 1901: The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901-1929) officially started their operation on this day.  They were the leading American producer of  phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at that time.

The founder, Eldridge R. Johnson, had previously made phonographs to play Emile Berliner's Gramophone records.  The company trademark was the fox terrior, Nipper, listening to a Berliner Gramophone. The logo and words "His Master's Voice" existed on all record players and record labels from the Victor Talking Machine Company.

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