Allen Koenigsberg * 502 E. 17th Street * Brooklyn NY 11226, USA
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Welcome to Information Central for antique phonographs and records! For over 30 years, we have offered great books to help you identify, repair, research, and evaluate your vintage Victrola, Edison, Columbia, etc. Return often to hear historic voices and music on our Site... If you'd like to know more, order an item (Check or Charge), or for our new Phono-History CD, just Ask Allen!
The Victor Data Book, Robert Baumbach, illustrated, 335 pp., $29.95
Lost Sounds, by Tim Brooks, history/discography black recording artists, 640 pages, $64.95
The Five-Inch Cylinder Book,development & discography, 148 pages w/ 156 illus., by Dethlefson/Copeland, $43.95
Columbia Cylinder Phonograph Companion, 1886-1910, By H. Hazelcorn, hard-covers, color, 9" x 12", w/ price guide, 304 pp., $39.95
Pathé Records/Phonographs in America, 1914-1922, by Dethlefson & Copeland, history, machines, labels, Rev. ed. 167 pages, 39.95
Antique Phonograph Accessories & Contraptions, 224 pp., by Fabrizio & Paul, full color (w/prices), $49.95
Antique Phonograph Advertising, full color, 240 pp., by Fabrizio & Paul, w/ values, 49.95
Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks, by Fabrizio and Paul, full color, hard-cover, w/ values, 228 pages, 49.95
Discovering Antique Phonographs, by Fabrizio & Paul, 240 pages, full color w/ prices, 49.95
Phonographs with Flair, Fabrizio & Paul, full color, w/ prices, 49.95
Tinfoil Phonographs: Their History, by Rene Rondeau, 168 pages, many photos, w/ orig foil, 29.95 Want to hear Edison's first words on the phonograph? Click this verse - in his own handwriting!
Vogue Picture Records, by Ed Curry, 2nd expanded edition, w/ new price guide, shows all R-700 discs, history, etc. (as avail)
The Talking Machine: An Illustrated Compendium, by Fabrizio & Paul, 550 sharp color photos,
detailed historical chapters, price guide too! 69.95
The Phonograph and How to Use It, orig. issued by Edison in 1900, facsimile hard cover, 182
pages, many machine/horn illustrations and directions, coin-ops, etc., 35.95
The Compleat Talking Machine, (New 4th ed.), by Eric Reiss, over 700 photos, repair/restore, dealers/parts/
supplies listed, value guide, etc., soft, 29.95
From Tinfoil to Stereo, 1877-1929, New Read & Welch ed., rev. by L. Burt, 254 pages, illustrated, hard covers w/ dj,
Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion, 1877-1929, by George Frow, 400 pages, hard, all models
Edison Diamond Disc Phonographs, 1912-1929, by G. Frow, history & photos, 300+ pages, 25.95
Click on the Gramophone below to hear an original Berliner disc!
Look for the Dog (A Victor/Victrola Guide Book), 5th ed., R. Baumbach, 320 pages, soft, all models, many
photos, etc., 21.95
Phono-Graphics: Talking Machine Paraphernalia, by A. Schwartzman, full color, 120 pages in slip-case, 17.95
Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, 1857-1970, ed. Guy Marco, 7" by 10", articles: records, machines,
companies, and artists, 1000 pages, 127.00
The Patent History of the Phonograph, 1877-1912, by Allen Koenigsberg, with 2,118 patents and
1,013 inventors, w/ add'l Intro by Ray Wile, orig. mfrs./prices, illustrated. Mention our WebPage for an original 1878 piece of tinfoil with this book. 54.95
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, ed. Reese Jenkins. Vol. 1: 776 pages, ?; Vol. 2, to 1876, 892
pages, 79.00 ; Vol. 3, to 1877, 752 pages, 82.50; Vol. 4, 965 pages, 82.95.
Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912, With an Illustrated History of the Phonograph, by Allen
Koenigsberg, covers over 10,000 wax cylinders, 2" & 5", 2-minute & 4-minute, brown and black wax, labels too, 55.95
The Illustrated History of the Phonograph, by Daniel Marty, 10" by 12", full color, 4 lbs.
(out-of-print, few left), 97.00
The Incredible Music Machine: 100 Glorious Years, by Lowell, Miller & Petts (EMI), color, 288 pages,
Edison Blue Amberol Recordings, 1912-1914, by Ron Dethlefson, 2nd ed., 212 pages, 29.95;
Vol. 2, 1915-1929, over 500 pages (flexible covers), 49.95
Picture the Songs: 19th Century American Sheet Music, by Lester Levy, history, color, 214 pages,
The First (1890) Edison/North American Phonograph Convention, with intro by Ray Wile, 261 pages, soft, w/
Class M Instructions, 16.95
We also have many trade catalogs of
rare records and machines,
faithfully re-issued, from 1878 to 1909:
Click PopEye's Phonograph to play a rare Edison Advertising Cylinder.