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Antique Phonograph Monthly

Antique Phonograph Monthly was founded and edited by collector and researcher Allen Koenigsberg. During its years of publication, it was one of the premier journals for collectors of early sound and phonographs. APM featured original research, book and record reviews, an 'ask the editor' feature, and classifieds. Many thanks to editor and copyright-holder for allowing me to post these scans to Thanks also to René Rondeau for lending some of the later volumes I didn't have. If you'd like to buy paper copies of APM, you can write Allen at Enjoy!

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  • Who made the first spring-wind phonographs in America?
  • The phonograph and the mojave
  • A warmer era: Edison and China
  • Book review: The Sousa Band: A Discography
  • An early account of the phonograph as public entertainment: The Columbian World's Fair Exposition of 1893
  • The use of the phonograph in early advertising
  • Edison Cylinder Records 1889-1912 corrections
  • Early Chinese Records (update)
  • New facsimile catalogs announced
  • 1907 catalog out-of-print
  • Hawaiian music again
  • Rare films of Edison and the phonograph
  • Rare letter found on Columbia spring-motors
  • Notice: Diamond disc fans
  • Doctor starts medical museum
  • Book review: The Edison Phonograph Company and Related Opinions of Clarence A. Ferguson ; Edison's fabulous phonograph
  • Early spring-driven, coin-operated phonographs
  • A contest and a prize
  • Eubie Blake returns
  • 8 new North American titles discovered
  • Edison didn't make his first "spring-motor" and "home" phonographs
  • Edison royal purple grand opera cylinder records 29,000 series - compiled by Ray Wile
  • Book review: Edison Diamond Discs, 50001-52651, by Fred J. Karlin
  • Turn-table toys of the past
  • Contest prize announced
  • The origin of the I.C.S. language cylinders - Prof. Phillip Petersen
  • Edison royal purple grand opera cylinder records 29,000 series, pt. 2 - compiled by Ray Wile
  • The fastest cylinder?
  • Book review: Music machines, American Style, by Cynthia A. Hoover

Vol. 1, No. 5 (May 1973)

  • Rare tinfoil phonograph found overseas
  • Recording first dies (Maria L. Campbell)
  • Where was pumpkin center? - Or, some comments on early recorded rural comedy - George A. Blacker
  • New Book Announced for Collectors: The Phonograph Collector's Handbook, by Allen Koenigsberg
  • Eubie Blake concert to be recorded
  • Book review: Pioneers in Brass, by Glen Bridges

Vol. 1, No. 6 (June-July 1973)

  • The last words of Harry Hayward (A true record mystery) - Tim Brooks
  • Two new concert (5") cylinder titles found
  • Where was pumpkin center: Or, some comments on early recorded rural comedy, part 2 - George A. Blacker
  • New repair service for perfectionists
  • New catalogs announced

Vol. 1, No. 7 (Aug-Sept 1973)

  • Phonographs - Large and Small
  • Further notes on Harry Hayward - Tim Brooks
  • Cylinder ribs and mica diaphragms
  • Toy Graphophone discs
  • Talking stamps for singing postcards!
  • Book review: The Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments, by Q. David Bowers

Vol. 1, No. 8 (Oct. 1973)

  • The phonograph and the music box: an early duet
  • The forgotten Victrola: An appreciation - Barry Cheslock
  • Another toy disc?
  • Book review: The Story of Nipper and the 'His Master's Voice' Picture, by Leonard Petts

Vol. 1, No. 9 (Nov. 1973)

  • Victor dog in pure gold at the St. Louis Exposition
  • How disc records were made in 1918
  • Music museum presents antique show
  • 1939 Victor contest
  • Book review: Charles Mandrake catalog/brochure reproductions

Vol. 1, No. 10 (Dec. 1973)

  • My sweetheart Lizzie: All in the family (1910 phonograph store postcard)
  • Nostalgia fairs and re-ground pivots
  • Listening to paint?
  • Production figures for Edison cylinder records
  • Cartoon by Bud Sagendorf
  • Book review: Recorded Ragtime, 1897-1958, by David Jasen

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1974)

  • 1907 Victor advertisement - "Did you get a Victor for Christmas"
  • Edison's industrial spy, or, "How I was a Victor dealer for the National Phonograph Company"
  • Glossary in production - Phonograph collectors handbook
  • Government book on sale - Music machines, American style

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Feb. 1974)

  • An early Edison Kinetoscope
  • Winner announced and new contest
  • Preservation of printed material
  • Edison cylinder "specs"
  • 1940 world premier - "Edison, the Man", starring Spencer Tracy
  • Book review: Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake, by Robert Kimball and William Bolcom

Vol. 2, No. 3 (March 1974)

  • "Billy, leave the telephone girl alone!" - The typewriter and the origins of the American business office - Don Sutherland
  • Thomas Edison stereo view photo
  • Book review: Bell: The Conquest of Silence, by R.V. Bruce

Vol., 2, No. 4 (April 1974)

  • A mystery phonograph
  • Book review and a discourse on standards of discographical research - Tim Brooks (review of When Was That Old Record Made, by 'Charlie the Collector')
  • ARSC holds conference (8th annual) - Allen Koenigsberg
  • Philadelphia locations for Emile Berliner and Eldridge R. Johnson disc recording operations

Vol. 2, No. 5 (May 1974)

  • Phonograph posters printed by Edison National Historic Site
  • RPM - Readers' Phonograph Mail (correspondence between editor and subscribers)
  • Wurlitzer abandons the juke box
  • Book review: Clockwork music, by W.J.G. Ord-Hume

Vol. 2, No. 6 (June-July 1974)

  • Does anybody have a Fletcher? - Ray Wile (Elmer Fletcher Edison reproducer)
  • World's oldest record identified? (Frederick A. Stanley, Sept. 11, 1888)
  • Victor Talking Machine Company building history
  • Book review: ENHS posters, Jean-Paul Agnard Pathé postcard reproductions

Vol. 2, No. 7 (Aug.-Sept. 1974)

  • Nipper's last bark (RCA discontinuing audio division)
  • The famous Q graphophone
  • Book review: Thomas Edison, Chemist - Byron M. Vanderbilt

Vol. 2, No. 8 (Oct. 1974)

  • The phonograph on wheels
  • Tim Brooks replies to Charles Hager (regarding April '74 review of 'When Was That Old Record Made?')
  • Security precautions
  • Ray Wile to speak
  • Book review: Discopaedia of the Violin, by James Creighton. Reviewed by Arnold Sposato.

Vol. 2, No. 9 (Nov. 1974)

  • An unknown cylinder record cabinet
  • The reminiscences of William Hayes (1895-1914)
  • The Song of Mr. Phonograph needlepoint chair, made by Steve Freeman
  • American Express discovers Edison
  • Subscription renewals
  • Cat meets Zonophone
  • Fletcher re-discovered (Elmer Fletcher reproducer)
  • Book review: The Great American Popular Singers, by Henry Pleasants. Review by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 2, No. 10 (Dec. 1974)

  • Meet me at the fair (ca. 1908 Edison phonograph dealer photo)
  • The spirit of '78: Record cleaning, part 1 - Ken Barnes
  • Victor fibre needle cutter
  • "Happy 50th birthday" to electrical disc-recording process
  • Blue Amberol advertisement. APM Blue Amberol publication announcement.
  • Book review: The Diary of Thomas Edison, introduction (and editing?) by Kathleen L. McGuirk
  • Full-page advertisement - "Rare antique phonographs for sale" - Howard Hazelcorn

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1975)

  • The first juke-box
  • Louis Glass reports on the first use of the coin-operated phonograph
  • The spirit of '78: Record cleaning, part 2 - Ken Barnes
  • Book review:The Proceedings of the 1890 Convention. Published by Country Music Foundation Press. Introduction by Ray Wile.

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Feb. 1975)

  • Oberlin Smith and the the first phonograph - James Gandy
  • Edison tone-tests come to life at Edison site
  • Book review: The Unauthorized Duplication of Sound Recordings

Vol. 3, No. 3 (March 1975)

  • Electrical reproduction of sound: Was the Bristophon first? - Ken Barnes (alternate title 'The Bristophon: An "L" of a reproducer)
  • A musical footnote - Irving Levin (discusses flute recordings in 'The First Book of Phonograph Records')
  • Caruso (Enrico Caruso in the news)
  • Book review: My Collection of Cylinder Phonographs, by Jean-Paul Agnard

Vol. 3, No. 4 (April 1975)

  • An unusual Eagle Graphophone
  • Arlington House publishes new music reference set - Tim Brooks. Review of Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz: 1900-1950, by Roger Kinkle.
  • A U.S. ten-dollar gold piece (eponym of Eagle Graphophone)
  • The first and last Eagle
  • Book review: His Master's Voice was Eldridge R. Johnson, by E.R. Fenimore Johnson

Vol. 3, No. 5 (May 1975)

  • Nipper invades Switzerland! (HMV smoking set & music box)
  • ARSC to hold conference (9th annual)
  • Book review: Music Box Society International's 'Silver Anniversary Collection'

Vol. 3, No. 6 (June-July 1975)

  • Seeing double! The first two-sided records (and new information on the beginnings of Victor Records) - Tim Brooks
  • Mr. Edison's Medical Marvel - Robert Feinstein
  • A study of the patent plate serial numbers used on spring-wound cylinder graphophones - Howard and Judy Hazelcorn
  • Book review: Ideas on Beginning a 78's Record Collection, by Frederick P. Williams and A General Guide to the Collecting of Old Records, by Wayne Glenn. Reviewed by Tim Brooks

Vol. 3, No. 7 (Aug.-Sept. 1975)

  • Playing oldies the new way - George Blacker (modern electrical playback of acoustic era discs)
  • New Edison titles discovered
  • Book review: Edison National Historic Site posters & postcards

Vol. 3, No 8 (Oct. 1975)

  • The phonograph in Hogan's Alley: Thomas Edison and the first comic strip - Robert Feinstein
  • Book review: Roll back the years, by Edward Moogk

Vol. 3, No. 9 (Nov. 1975)

  • His Master's Alarm (Victor branded fire alarm box)
  • Electrical reproduction of cylinders: an easy way - Tim Brooks
  • Another response - Irving Levin (comments on "Playing oldies the new way" APM 3_7)
  • A trip to the past ("The Olde Tyme Music Scene" record store in Boonton NJ)
  • Book review: Various early catalog reproductions

Vol. 3, No. 10 (Dec. 1975)

  • A fireside chat (custom rigged Edison Model A)
  • APM remembers Don Nelson
  • Book review: Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era, by Peter Gammond. Review by Robert Feinstein.
  • A "general" note (Bill Bryant comments on American Graphophone Company succession)

Vol. 4, Nos. 1 & 2 (Jan. & Feb., 1976)

  • A visit to the Drake museum - Allen Koenigsberg
  • Book reviews: Wurlitzer 1015 maintenance manual (reprint) ; 1911 Victor catalog (reprint) ; 1898 Columbia catalog (reprint) ; Vintage Radio, 1887-1950 ; A Flick of the Switch, 1930-1950.

Vol. 4, No. 3 (March 1976)

  • Fifty Years with Victor: The Reminiscences of Robert W. Wythes
  • Book review: The American Dance Band Discography: 1917-1942, by Brian Rust. Reviewed by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 4, No. 4 (April 1976)

  • The first Victrola, and a new discovery
  • Book review: From Tinfoil to Stereo: Evolution of the Phonograph, by Oliver Read & Walter Welch

Vol. 4, No. 5 (May 1976)

  • East meets west: The phonograph and the treaty of Sulu - Robert Feinstein
  • 4 page advertisement - Eastern Musical Antiques, West Orange NJ
  • Book reviews: The Birth of the Talkies: From Edison to Jolson, by Harry M. Geluld ; The Edison Phonograph Monthly, 1903-1904 (reprint) ; The Song of Mr. Phonograph piano roll.

Vol. 4, No. 6 (June-July 1976)

  • Changes in Edison Copper Diaphragms - Ronald Dethlefson, with John Kaar
  • More notes on modern styli - George Blacker & Ken Barnes
  • Meet the collectors (No. 1) (Steve Freeman)
  • Book review: Oxford and Silvertone Records: 1911-1918 by Martin Bryan & William Bryant. Reviewed by Tim Brooks.
  • 4 page advertisement - Eastern Musical Antiques, West Orange NJ

Vol. 4, No. 7 (Aug.-Sept. 1976)

  • Edison artists re-unite in West Orange - Jim Walsh
  • My grandfather's graphophone - Jesse Stoff
  • Book review: The American Popular Music Discography, Vol. 3: The Columbia 1-D Series, by Dr. Bill Randle. Review by Tim Brooks.
  • 4 page advertisement - Eastern Musical Antiques, West Orange NJ

Vol. 4, No. 8 (Oct. 1976)

  • The Bettini-Bleyer connection: A new theory on the origin of the Bettini operatic recordings - Robert Feinstein
  • Edison albums to be preserved (photo albums)
  • Book review: The legacy of Rudy Wiedoeft (reissue LP) - Reviewed by Irving Levin
  • Disc records with label dates? - Tim Brooks

Vol. 4, No. 9 (Nov. 1976)

  • Edison Diamond Disc reproducers - Ronald Dethlefson
  • More letters
  • Publication news: The Gramophone News (magazine) ; High Fidelity, Jan. 1977 (magazine) ; The Fabulous Phonograph, by Roland Gelatt ; The Music Goes Round, by Fred Gaisberg ; Talking Machines, by V.K. Chew ; Edison Phonograph Monthly (reprint) ; Guide to Edison Phonographs, by George Frow ; Guide to Columbia Graphophones, by Howard Hazelcorn
  • Book review: Jean-Paul Agnard reproductions ; Vintage Phonograph Coloring Book, by T.C. Fabrizio & M.S. Kaplan ; The New Collectors Directory, by Bob Connolly ; various ephemera.
  • Thomas Edison linoleum block print by Gary Wetstein.

Vol. 4, No. 10 (Dec. 1976)

  • The Orthophonic sound box: Waiting to play for you - Jim Buchanan
  • F.C. Goodale strip phonograph photo
  • APM to handle Gaisberg book (APM will reprint 'The Music Goes Round')
  • Columbia coin-op elbows and U.S. Banner gears
  • A letter from Jim Walsh
  • More on aluminum diaphragms
  • Book review: Emile Berliner: Maker of the Microphon, by Frederick W. Wile.

Vol. 5, No. 1 (postmarked June 1977)

  • Anniversary stamp (or The anonymous inventor)
  • About dates on labels: and Billy Murray - Tim Brooks
  • SVRPS convention to meet (Southwest Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society)
  • "American records" (American Record Company)
  • To paint or not to paint (That Fireside horn)
  • Book review: A Voice in Time: The Gramophone of Fred Gaisberg, by Jerrold N. Moore. Reviewed by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 5, No. 2 (postmarked Sept. 1977)

  • Library of Congress celebrates 100th anniversary of the phonograph
  • The China connection: Sleuthing pays off in Chicago mystery - T.C. Fabrizio
  • Should I write a book-length Billy Murray Biography? - Jim Walsh
  • Book review: The Book of Golden Discs, by Joseph Murrells. Reviewed by Tim Brooks

Vol. 5, No. 3 (postmarked Nov. 1977)

  • The first ten years: The evolution and standardization of the Victrola through 1916 - Darrell Lehman
  • Book review:Studies in Scandanavian-American Discography, I, by Pekka Gronow - reviewed by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 5, No. 4 (postmarked Dec. 1977)

  • Before Victor: The first European recordings of Enrico Caruso - Martin L. Sokol
  • A visit to a British centennial exhibit - Gary Wetstein
  • Book review: Edison: The Man who Made the Future, by Ronald Clark

Vol. 5, No. 5 (postmarked Jan. 1978)

  • Before the jazz age: The Spoor sound-scriber and its relation to the sound synchronization of motion pictures, pt. 1 - T.C. Fabrizio (Alternate title 'Before the Jazz Singer)
  • Book review: Trash or Treasure?, by Andrea DiNoto and Cathy Cashion ; Automatic Musical Instruments Pricing Guide, 1977-1978, by William H. Edgerton
  • The beginning of "dubbed" Edison Blue Amberol cylinders - Ronald Dethlefson
  • Commentary about Edison cylinders from Peter Dilg

Vol. 5, No. 6 (postmarked March 1978)

  • Records on records: The phonograph looks at itself - Arthur Wohl
  • The Spoor sound-scriber and its relation to the sound synchronization of motion pictures, pt. 2 - T.C. Fabrizio
  • Record review: New World Records (label)
  • James Buchanan Remembered - Glenn Larson
  • Book review: Royal Scottish Museum Phonograph Exhibit Guide ; Royal Scottish Phonograph & Gramophone Symposium ; One Hundred Years of Recorded Sound

Vol. 5, No. 7 (postmarked June 1978)

  • A. Wilford Hall: The untold story behind the second phonograph patent - Robert Feinstein
  • The Spoor sound scriber pt. 3 - T.C. Fabrizio
  • Letters
  • Record review: When Edison Recorded Sound ; 5 Folkways albums
  • Book review: Jazz Records: 1897-1942, by Brian Rust. Reviewed by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 5, No. 8 (postmarked Dec. 1978)

  • A slip in time: The "inside" story of the Blue Amberol record slip - Ron Dethlefson
  • Rescuing the voices of the dead: A laser-read sound reproduction system - Tom Hedberg
  • Record review: Leona Williams and her Dixie Band. Review by David Yuckman
  • Book review: 78 RPM Records and Prices, by Peter A. Soderbergh. Review by Tim Brooks.
  • Edison Opera makes music

Vol. 5, No. 9 (postmarked March 1979)

  • The origins of the Victor paper record label - James "Rick" Wilkins
  • Letters
  • Book review: Jukebox Saturday Night, by John Krivine. Reviewed by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 5, No. 10 (postmarked June 1979)

  • What's so funny? The last laugh on the first laughing record - Tim Brooks
  • Phonograph arrests in New York - Robert Feinstein
  • The China connection pt. II: Song in a teacup - T.C. Fabrizio
  • Mirror, mirror in the horn (Or... the first discotheque?)
  • Book review: A Bibliography of Discographies, 1925-1975, by Michael H. Gray and Gerald D. Gibson. Reviewed by Martin L. Sokol.

Vol. 6, No. 1 (postmarked Oct. 1979)

  • The first Diamond Disc reproducer - Ron Dethlefson
  • Brooks pens TV opus (The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, 1946-Present)
  • Andrew Michael Koenigsberg born (Editor Allen Koenigsberg's son)
  • Columbia horn chart: supplement to A Collector's Guide to Cylinder-Graphophones - Howard Hazelcorn
  • Graphophone horn-matching chart

Vol. 6, No. 2 (postmarked Dec. 1979)

  • The Medico-phone mystery: Or, early uses of sound recording in the practice of medicine - Kim Bauriedel
  • Book review: The Great Harry Reser, by W.W. Triggs ; Scandinavian-American Discography, by Pekka Gronow ; Gramophone Company: Acoustic Recordings, by K. Liliedahl. Reviews by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 6, No. 3 (postmarked Feb. 1980)

  • "The emperor waltz": Bing Crosby and the phonograph - (Allen Koenigsberg?)
  • Record review: Fourteen New LP Re-issues of Recordings from 1901 to World War II and Beyond. Reviews by Tim Brooks.
  • Two minute Blue Amberols?
  • Book review: Discography of Historical Records on Cylinders and 78's, by Brian Rust ; All the Years of American Popular Music, by David Ewen. Reviews by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 6, No. 4 (postmarked April 1980)

  • From washing machines to phonographs: with Brunswick and David Urner 60 years ago - 'An interview conducted by Ron Dethlefson'
  • Record piracy and Ivory soap - Ray Wile
  • What are those holes for in the Model C reproducer weight?
  • Book review: Blues Who's Who, by Sheldon Harris. Review by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 6, No. 5 (postmarked July 1980)

  • "Breaking the mold": A chemist looks at wax's enemy pt. 1 - Dr. Mark S. Kaplan
  • Comings and goings (deaths and births)
  • An unusual cylinder carousel - Michael Corbin
  • Record reviews: Bing Sings: 96 of His Greatest Hits ; Early Syncopated Dance Music. Reviews by Tim Brooks.
  • The golden age of opera recordings - Joe Klee
  • Book review: American Premium Record Guide, by L.R. Docks. Review by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 6, No. 6 (postmarked Sept. 1980)

  • A phonographic studio, by E.W. Mayo (reprint)
  • The golden age of opera recordings - Joe Klee
  • Electronic cylinder phonograph announced (Art Shifrin)
  • Record review: World's Rarest Recordings. Review by Robert Feinstein.

Vol. 6, No. 7 (postmarked Dec. 1980)

  • His master's casket: Notes on some phonographic undertakins - Robert Feinstein
  • Record review: Original Sounds of the 1890's ; First Disc Recordings. Reviews by Tim Brooks.
  • From the golden age of opera recordings: Caruso - Joe Klee
  • New catalog of sounds (Merritt Sound Recording Studios)
  • Now you know! (Amberol boxes)
  • Mold in a time capsule

Vol. 6, No. 8 (postmarked March 1981)

  • On the trail of the Edison C-150 Diamond Disc phonograph - James Webb
  • In the pink: A Lambert discography - Allen Koenigsberg
  • More about our books! (APM publications)
  • Book review: Collecting phonographs and gramophones, by Christopher Proudfoot. Review by Garry Wetstein.

Vol. 6, No. 9 (postmarked May 1981)

  • Whodunit? Or, who made the Chicago Talking Machines? - T.C. Fabrizio
  • In the pink: A Lambert Discography, pt. 2 - Allen Koenigsberg
  • Record review: The Barber of Seville. Arabesque Records. Review by Joe Klee
  • Book review: The Columbia 33000-F Irish series, by Pekka Gronow. Review by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 6, No. 10 (postmarked Sept. 1981)

  • You ain't heard nothing yet? Some comments on the "Pre-Jolson" Edison talkies - George A. Blacker (Alternate title - "Some comments on the Edison Kinetophone cylinders of 1912")
  • Book review: Edison Blue Amberol Recordings: 1912-1914, by Ronald Dethlefson. Review by Tim Brooks.
  • The golden age of opera recordings - Joe Klee

Vol. 7, No. 1 (postmarked Dec. 1981)

  • The core of the problem: A survey of cylinder record interiors - George F. Paul
  • Some unusual cylinders and their cores
  • Footnotes on a phonographic wonder - Robert Feinstein
  • From the golden age of opera recordings - Joe Klee

Vol. 7, No. 2 (postmarked March 1982)

  • Blue Amerols reconsidered: New information on acoustic & electric dubbing - Ron Dethlefson (alternate title - "Dubbing demystified: The logs of Edison's Columbia Street dubbing studio")
  • Sousa's "canned music" - Doug Boilesen
  • Kinetophone discography update
  • From the golden age of operetta recordings: Victor Herbert - Joe Klee
  • Book review: V-Discs: A History and Discography, by Richard S. Sears. Review by Tim Brooks.

Vol. 7, No. 3 (postmarked July 1982)

  • Now you see it... A gallery of early phonographic advertising
  • From the golden age - Joe Klee
  • APM Archives established
  • Book review: Edison Blues Amberol Recordings Vol. II, by Ron Dethlefson. Review by George A. Blacker.

Vol. 7, No. 4 (postmarked Nov. 1982)

  • The red star mystery: Flashes, specials and generals
  • Fund drive for Edison sculpture
  • From the golden age - Joe Klee
  • Book review: The Illustrated History of Phonographs, by Daniel Marty
  • "A last remembrance" [1903] (cartoon)
  • Publication initiated of massive Victor & RCA discography

Vol. 7, No. 5 (postmarked March 1983)

  • Fun at the music counter: A phonographic cash register
  • The last word on finishes: The Edison cabinet retouching outfit
  • "Not a cough in a carload": Some advertising Blue Amberols - Ron Dethlefson
  • Edison professorship established
  • From the golden age - Joe H. Klee

Vol. 7, No. 6 (postmarked Sept. 1983)

  • A band of sound: The basic types of American Zonophone records - George Paul
  • From the golden age: Caruso re-issues - Joe Klee
  • Book review: Talking Machines, 1877-1914, by V.K. Chew ; Dusting Off a Little History, by Robert Sitter.

Vol. 7, No. 7 (postmarked Feb. 1984)

  • Bettini's last invention - Robert Feinstein
  • Sales figures for Berliner Gramophones and records, 1894-1900 - Ray Wile
  • Book review: The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Vol. 1 (1900-1903), by Ted Fagan and William R. Moran. Review by Ray Wile.
  • Four new Edison titles discovered!
  • Chronological chart of the Edison "block" system
  • Record review: Complete Caruso. RCA Records. Review by Joe Klee.
  • "Highlights" of E.P.M., Vol. VIII, 1910 (advertisement for reprint of Edison Phonograph Monthly)

Vol. 7, No. 8 (postmarked May 1984)

  • The first "modern" juke box: John Gabel and his automatic entertainer - Rick Crandall (alternate title: "A history of the first coin-operated multi-disc phonograph)
  • Newly discovered Edison letters reveal Diamond Disc secrets
  • Film pioneer honored by Philadelphia musem (Siegmund Lubin)
  • Book review: The Edison Phonograph Monthly, Vol's I-VIII (1903-1910) (reprint) - review by George Blacker.
  • From the golden age: The Met's 100th - Joe Klee

Vol. 7, No. 9 (postmarked Nov. 1984)

  • Needles and tins: An introduction to collecting gramophone needle tins - Ruth Lambert
  • Caruso: The "unpublished" recordings of Arm 4-0302 and the question of authenticity - Gary A. Galo
  • Book review: The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Vol. 1 (1900-1903), compiled by Ted Fagan and William R. Moran. Reviewed by Fred Williams.
  • From the golden age - Joe Klee

Vol. 7, No. 10 (postmarked March 1985)

  • Who was Henry F. Mielke? A look back at phonographic salesmanship - Robert Feinstein
  • From the golden age - Joe H. Klee
  • Record review: First Movie Soundtracks: The Edison Kinetophone Cylinders. Review by Chester Collins.
  • 1904 Sears catalog comes to life! (reprint)

Vol. 8, No. 1 (postmarked Sept. 1985)

  • A Berliner by any other name: The Montross puzzle and the origins of the spring-driven Berliner gramophone - George F. Paul
  • Book review: Walter Legge: A discography, by Alan Sanders. Reviewed by Bruce I. Miller
  • Record review: From the Golden Age: More from the Met. Reviewed by Joe Klee

Vol. 8, No. 2 (postmarked Feb. 1986)

  • The Johnson "toy" record: The first commercial 2-sided disc - George Paul (alternate title "The Johnson Toy Record - "And a child shall lead them"
  • De-bugging the phonograph!
  • Caruso and Bettini: The eternal youths - Robert Feinstein
  • New Victor record label discovered
  • The phonograph and the statue of liberty
  • From the golden age: Mapleson and his cornucopia - Joe Klee
  • Twelve Edison Records by William H. Taft

Vol. 8, No. 3 (postmarked July 1986)

  • From Berliner to Burt: American Graphophone's initial forays into the disc record market - George Paul
  • Book review: Edison Diamond Disc Re-Creations - Records & Artists, 1910-1929, by Ron Dethlefson and Ray Wile. Reviewed by George Blacker.
  • Production figures for Victor talking machines, 1902-1929 - Research by Allen Koenigsberg, production figures supplied by Jeff Lendaro.
  • From the golden age: 'Guinness' on records & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci - Joe Klee
  • Book review: Nellie Melba: A Contemporary Review, by William R. Moran. Reviewed by Bruce I. Miller

Vol. 8, No. 4 (postmarked Dec. 1986)

  • More needles & tins: Variations on a theme - Ruth Lambert (rare HMV needle tins)
  • In memoriam: Milford H. Fargo - written by Timothy Fabrizio
  • Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was a UFO and Edison shot it down!
  • Book review - Look for the Dog, by Robert Baumbach - Garry Wetstein
  • From the Golden Age: Heifetz, a jewel among fiddlers - Joe Klee
  • Where are they now (mailing list)

Vol. 8, No. 5 (postmarked May 1987)

  • A man, a plan, a canal - Panama!: Thomas Edison and the Panama Canal - Allen Koenigsberg (alternate title "Thomas A. Edison and the path between the seas")
  • Book review - Compleat Talking Machine by Eric Reiss - Dennis Valente
  • From the Golden Age - The End of the Not Quite “complete caruso” - Joe Klee
  • Remembering Ted Fagan - Tim Brooks

Vol. 8, No. 6 (postmarked Oct. 1987)

  • The first “hello!” Thomas Edison, the phonograph and the telephone - Allen Koenigsberg and Robert Feinstein (alternate title "The Origins of the first hello!")
  • Book review Joel Whitburn’s pop memories 1890-1954 - Tim Brooks
  • From the golden age - Caruso on CD - Joe Klee
Vol. 8, No. 7 (postmarked March 1988)
  • Joel Whitburn replies to Tim Brooks' book review
  • From the golden age - the golden age of jazz swing - Joe Klee
  • Response to Joel Whitburn’s Letter - Tim Brooks
  • Book Review - Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings 1903-1908 Fagan & Moran - Tim Brooks
  • Across the seas: The phonograph’s journey 100 years ago - Bill Klinger
  • Highlights of Edison (and early) phonograph development 1877-1888 - Bill Klinger
  • Book review The music men: an illustrated history of brass bands in America, 1800-1920 by Margaret & Robert Hazen - Fred Williams
  • From the golden age - the real king of jazz - Joe Klee

Vol. 8, No. 9 (postmarked Oct. 1988)

  • Elam Gilbert: An insane person - the mystery of an unknown phonograph inventor - Robert Feinstein
  • From the golden age - Django was an exception! - Joe Klee
  • Book review: Automatic Pleasures / Quaker Catalog / Berlin
Vol. 8, No. 10 (1989?)
  • To Err is human … Forgiving Early record eccentrics - George F. Paul (eccentric discs)
  • You read it here first! - James W. Gandy (Oberlin Smith)
  • From the golden age - Benny goodman, listen to his legacy - Joe Klee
  • Progress report on the phonograph patent treasury
  • APM Notebook series: Columbia B-series graphophones - Howard Hazelcorn
Vol. 9, No. 1 (postmarked June 1989)
  • Siam Soo: She puts the Oh! Oh! in Graf-O-Nola! - Ulises Beato (Dancing phonograph doll)
  • From the Golden age: back to basics back to Caruso - Joe Klee
  • Did he have a highball? The Caruso-Farrar ‘Butterfly’ Duet - Gary Galo
Vol. 9, No. 2 (postmarked March 1990)
  • X-rays
  • Edison’s brain: an inside look at the discovery of x-rays and recorded sound. - Allen Koenigsberg
  • One-hit wonders of the acoustic era - Tim Brooks
  • From the Golden age ... Beyond category (Duke Ellington on CD) - Joe Klee
  • “Other parents applied for…”: The first American 7” Berliner Records, 1892-94 - Michael Sherman
  • Variable Speed Turntables - Richard Giaccio
  • Phonographic Electroplating: Some do-it-yourself hints - Robert S. Eagle
  • Book Review Tin Pan Alley by David Jasen - Paul Charosh
  • From the golden age: in the beginning … From Berliner to WWI - Joe Klee
Vol. 9, No. 4 (postmarked April 1991)
  • The Last Would-up: The Jones-Motrola Springwinder - Richard Swallow (alternate title "The phonograph winder of Joseph M. Jones")
  • From the golden age - Nimbus’ prima voce - Joe Klee
Vol. 10, No. 1 (postmarked Sept. 1991)
  • The everlasting cylinders of Varian Harris: A new record box discovered - Bill Klinger (alternate title "The short-lived 'Harris Everlasting Record'")
  • “Step on it! Dance on it!: A wonder record surfaces - George Paul (See vol. 8, no. 3 for more info on company)
  • From the golden age - Sheliach Tzibbur - Joe Klee

Vol. 10, No. 2 (postmarked March 1992)

  • A good deal of a wizard: Edison’s invention of the phonograph (and an april fool’s day hoax) - Allen Koenigsberg. (alternate title "The wizard of Menlo park and the amazing food machine")
  • From the golden age … Caruso, yet again - one more time! - Joe Klee

Vol. 10, No. 3 (postmarked Sept. 1992)

Issue omitted due to an updated article on the 'Walt Whitman cylinder' in the coming issue of 'The Antique Phonograph'

  • The world’s oldest recording: Frank Lambert’s Amazing Time Machine - Aaron Cramer, with additional research by Allen Koenigsberg
  • Walt Whitman speaks? - Allen Koenigsberg
  • From the golden age - Music on a roll (and CDs) - Joe Klee (player piano on cd)
  • Aluminum, anyone? an unknown spring-motor phonograph - George Paul

Vol. 10, No. 4 (postmarked Dec. 1992)

  • The Russian Connection - Julius Block, a phonograph poster and the Czar - Allen Koenigsberg (alternate title "The Russian connection: Julius H. Block Meets the Czar")
  • The first Victor … or the last Berliner? A second look at the transition period: May-August 1900 - Michael W. Sherman
  • From the Golden Age - You Ain’t heard nothin’ yet! - Joe Klee (Al Jolson)

Vol. 11, No. 1 (postmarked April 1993)

  • Lights! Cameraphone! Action! - The Early sound movies of Norton, Whitman, & Fitch - Doug DeFeis
  • From the golden age - Schnabel HMV, and the Beethoven Society - Joe Klee
Vol. 11, No. 2 (postmarked Sept. 1993)
  • Lost and Found: The Massani-Edison painting mystery - Allen Koenigsberg (source photo of iconic painting) (alternate title "The Massani Painting Mystery")
  • Balloon Fell on Him - Allen Koenigsberg (Victor Balloon advertisement)
  • Book Review - Dictionary of African-American Performers 1900-1949, by Patricia Turner. Review by Doug Seroff
  • From the Golden Age: Ol’ man Robeson: He just kept singin’ along - Joe Klee

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*Vol. 10, no. 3 omitted due to an updated article on the 'Walt Whitman cylinder' in the coming issue of 'The Antique Phonograph'