Edison with his disc phonograph in 1878.  Click for CD close-up: Archaeology of the Phonograph - $10.95 Pick of the Week, June 12, 2000!

Besides books, we also have 78rpm steel needles - $5.00 for 100 - plus $1 s/h in U.S.

Listen to: You're a Grand Old Rag - just click
Allen Koenigsberg * 502 E. 17th Street * Brooklyn NY 11226, USA
Click phonograph to hear an Edison Cylinder - if you need RealPlayer (free), go HERE!

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 (PayPal or check/m.o.), or for our new Phono-History CD, just Ask Allen!

Look for the Dog (A Victor/Victrola Guide Book), 7th ed., (full color), R. Baumbach, 320 pages, soft, all models, many photos, etc., $29.95 New Nipper, 1884-1895

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, 49.95

All models Columbia Cylinder Graphophones 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, 49.95 Pathe Rooster

Antique Phonograph Accessories & Contraptions, 224 pp., by Fabrizio & Paul, full color (w/prices), 49.95 New

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 New

Click to hear Edison's 1878 Handwriting!
Tinfoil Phonographs: Their History, by Rene Rondeau, 168 pages, many photos, w/ orig foil, 24.95
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

Edison cylinder phonographs 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., 34.95

The Compleat Talking Machine, (New ed.), by Eric Reiss, over 700 photos, repair/restore, dealers/parts/ supplies listed, value guide, etc., soft, 29.95

Tinfoil to StereoFrom Tinfoil to Stereo, 1877-1929, New Read & Welch ed., rev. by L. Burt, 254 pages, illustrated, hard covers w/ dj, 39.95

Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion, 1877-1929, by George Frow, 400 pages, hard, all models pictured, as avail.

Edison Diamond Disc Phonographs, 1912-1929, by G. Frow, history & photos, 300+ pages, 25.95

Historic Juke Boxes, 1889-1993, by Frank Adams, 184 pages, color, many unusual cylinder & disc models, flexible covers, 25.95 First successful coin-operated phonograph: 1890-93 'Keller'
Star Click on the Gramophone below to hear an original Berliner disc!

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, 177.00

Click to play Berliner hand-wind Gramophone 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. 49.95 Star

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, ed. Reese Jenkins. Vol. 1: 776 pages, ?; Vol. 2, to 1876, 892 pages, ?; Vol. 3, to 1877, 752 pages, 90.00; Vol. 4, 965 pages, 90.00.

First Model Edison 'Home,' 1896 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 Star

The Illustrated History of the Phonograph, by Daniel Marty, 10" by 12", full color, 4 lbs. (out-of-print, few left), 98.00

The Incredible Music Machine: 100 Glorious Years, by Lowell, Miller & Petts (EMI), color, 288 pages, 49.95

Devillo Levi Bennett, 1862-1928, invented unbreakable pink cylinder record 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 New

Picture the Songs: 19th Century American Sheet Music, by Lester Levy, history, color, 214 pages, hard, 32.95 Music

The First (1890) Edison/North American Phonograph Convention, with intro by Ray Wile, 261 pages, soft, w/ Class M Instructions, 18.95

PopEye, the collector, reads Allen's publications We also have many trade catalogs of

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rare records and machines,

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faithfully re-issued, from 1878 to 1909:

Click PopEye's Phonograph to play a rare Edison Advertising Cylinder.
or view available Old Phonograph Company Trade Catalogs.

If there's something else you're looking for, let us know - we'll try to help! We still have some back issues of APM, from 1973-1993. We also collect 78-rpm discs on the Lindbergh Kidnapping of 1932, and conduct research on the Leo Frank case of 1913, as well as the 'Walt Whitman' cylinder and 'Prince Leo,' the balloonist.

Some prices include US Media Rate shipping (ask). For First Class/Priority domestic mail, add 15%; for Canada by surface, please add 20%. Inquire about special Global Airmail Rates to your country.
NYS residents, please add sales tax. -- new books are always arriving!
(Ask for your Free pack of 78rpm steel needles, if items total over $65).
Allen Koenigsberg, 502 East 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Mail

Looking for this 1898 Euphonic
Question/order? Email above, or Tel: 718-941-6835
Click for: "The Birth of Recorded Sound,"
World's Only Laterally-cut Cylinder,
or the NY Times article: Collecting Phonographs!
We also recommend Tim Brooks' Webpages and Tim Gracyk's Articles as well as Ron Dethlefson's Edison publications.

Other useful Phonograph Links:

Click the Exhibition Ticket to hear a laterally-recorded cylinder, ca 1904!
CLPGS Reference Series.

Nipperhead Phonographica!

Lynn Bilton's Music Shows!

Allan Sutton's MainSpring Press

Edison Phonology Website

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