Look for The Dog:
By Robert Baumbach. Color Edition The
latest edition of this famous Victor/Victrola book is the best one so
far. Each machine is pictured in color. This books contains photos,
lot's of information about the Victor company and it's phonographs.
This new edition includes a value guide and a broad (not specific)
section on repairs and adjustments. A must have book for every antique
phonograph collector. 320 pages
Look for The Dog:
(previous editions) By Robert Baumbach. The earlier editions of this
famous Victor/Victrola book is still available. Each machine is
illustrated along with a description of it's history. This book
contains many photos, lot's of information about the Victor company and
it's phonographs. This edition also includes a broad (not specific)
section on repairs and adjustments.
Price: $12.95 to $20.95
Victor Data Book:
By Robert Baumbach. This companion to "Look for the Dog" and is a great
addition to any phonograph library. Within the book's 335 large
format pages are details on each model of the Victor Talking
Machine Company. These details were compiled from numerous sources,
including original Victor records long thought to have been lost. All
in all, this is a treasure trove of information for the Victor
collector designed to greatly expand the available knowledge on these
fascinating products. This book does not duplicate the information
in "Look for the Dog", and belongs in the library of every
American Premium Record Guide:
By Les Docks. The "bible" for 78 rpm record collectors. The best price
guide available. Also lists some LP's and 45 RPM's as well. Soft cover,
Price: $24.95 - OUT OF STOCK
Little Wonder Records:
A history and discography edited by Tim Brooks. This book contains all
known information that has ever been compiled about the Little Wonder
records. It also has a fascinating history of the company. Each record
known to exist has been listed (where available) by number, title,
type, artist, and any notes that may be known about it. Soft cover,
comb bound, 95 pages.
Edison Cylinder Phonograph
Companion: By George L Frow. The latest edition jam
packed with information and photos on Edison cylinder machines. A
beautiful book, hard cover, 384 pages.
$43.95 (CURRENTLY OUT OF
STOCK AND OUT OF PRINT)
Columbia Phonograph Companion
Volume I (Cylinder Players): By Howard Hazelcorn. This
is very nice hardcover book contains 380 pages of up to date
information on all the cylinder players offered by the Columbia
phonograph company. It also includes rarity scales and charts, horn
descriptions and matching charts and reproducer descriptions and
Edison Disc Phonographs and
the Diamond Discs: By George L Frow. This book
contains detailed descriptions of the diamond disc phonographs, various
models, and the records that play on the machine.
Now available in paperback, 293 pages.
Edison Blue Amberol
Recordings 1912-1914: Ronald Dethlefson's carefully
researched study of the development of Edison's finest cylinder
recordings was out of print for many years. We are excited to be able
to offer this valuable reference in it's second and best printing so
Edison Blue Amberol
Recordings 1915-1929: Author Ronald Dethlefson has
added newly discovered details and photographs of the manufacturing
process and cleared up certain speculation that appeared in the first
edition. Also included in this book are reproductions of a great many
of the record slips which accompanied the records when new, but are
invarieably lost today. This two volume set (this book and the previous
book listed above) belongs in the library of every collector of
cylinder recordings. Paperback, over 500 pages
EDISON- Inspiration to Youth:
An adaption of the early cartoons that appeared in the daily newspapers
in 1927... Also includes a chronology of events in the life of Thomas
Alva Edison. Soft cover, 84 pages.
Brief Biography of Thomas
Alva Edison: A nice biography of the "Wizard of Menlo
Park". A small booklet which talks of his early adventures from
childhood to his many inventions that helped as well as entertained
everyone. Also includes a chronological list of events in his life from
his birth in 1847 to his death in 1931.
(reprints of originals)
We currently have very nice manuals that you can now put with your
machine and use as a reference. These manuals are great for setting up
the machine and learning about the components. The manuals we have
available for the Victor Victrola machines are for the VIII, IX, XI, XIV, 100, 210, 280, 410, electric
Orthophonic players, and spring-wound Orthophonic players.
The average size of each manual is 20 to 28 pages.
Price: $10.00 per manual
Victrola Sales Catalog 1923:
This is a reprint of Victrola's original sales catalog in 1923. In this
catalog, you'll see all the machines that the Victor Company still had
to offer in 1923. These machines range from the Victrola IV and VI, all
the way to the ornate Victrolas 405 and 410. It lists a total of 26
machines as well a nice foreword about the Victrola Company.
Victor Automatic Brake
Instructions: Do you need help working the Automatic
brake on your Victola? If so, you may be interested in buying this
instruction "card." This card measures 4" by 8" and shows two diagrams
on working the brake. Each picture comes with detailed instructions.
This manual would help in operation and setting up your Brunswick
Price: $10.00 each
This manual is a reprint of the original manual sold with the
phonograph by the Sears Company.
Price: $10.00 each
Parts of Edison Phonographs:
This catalog is a great reprint of the original issued in 1910. It
contains a complete parts breakdown of the most common Edison machines:
Gem, Standard, Fireside, Home, Triumph, etc. It also has pictures and
all part listed out by product number. Anybody fascinated by Edison
cylinder players should have this manual in their collection. 30 pages
Edison Home Phonograph:
Directions for setting up and operating an Edison Home cylinder
phonograph. Includes an index and diagragm of the machine as well as
general information for handling cylinders and adjustmenting the speed.
Edison Standard Phonograph:
Directions for setting up and operating an Edison Standard cylinder
phonograph. Includes a diagragm of each part of the motor as well as
the topworks. Labels each parts name with a corresponding number so
that it is easily identifiable
Combination Attachment for
Edison Standard Phonograph: Directions for installation
of a combination attachment for the Edison Standard phonograph.
Includes a diagragm of all the parts that make up the attachment. It
also includes detailed instructions to play the four minute cylinders
and two minute cylinders.
Edison Amberola Phonograph
(model 30): A nice manual that gives instructions for
unpacking, setting up and operating the Edison Amberola phonographs. It
details everything from oiling, playing the machine, general
information and adjusting the speed.
Edison Triumph Phonograph:
Manual for setting up and operating the Edison Triumph phonograph. A
manual is also available for the Triumph model D combination type.
Please specify which you would like.
Edison Fireside Phonograph:
This manual is specifically for the Edison Fireside model A combination
type. It will give you general information on the machine as well as
tips for setting it up, operating it, and keeping it adjusted. Also
contains a nice diagragm of each part and gear that makes up the
topworks and the motor.
Edison Gem Phonograph:
This manual contains complete details on all aspects of the Edison Gem.
An index of parts, how to operate, adjustment of speed and general
information that everyone should know. A nice manual to have with your
How To Make Phonograph
Records: A nice manual to aid you in the making of a
recording cylinder. It details all of the steps to recording. It tells
of how to do it properly when recording vocal or talking records as
well as when using certain instruments popular at the time.
Grand Busy Bee Manual:
This isn't exactly a manual but more an information card on using the
machine. It measures about 4" by 8" and contains ten steps to playing
and caring for your Grand Busy Bee phonograph. These are reprints of
original cards sold by the O'neil and James Company of Chicago, IL.
Columbia Q and QQ
Graphophones: This manual gives all the directions for
operating the Q or the QQ gramophones. Details all information for
playing a cylinder, recording a cylinder, and keeping the machine
adjusted and oiled properly. It also lists all the locations for the
Columbia Phonograph Company around the United States and around the