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From: "Terry Smythe" <[log in to unmask]>
> Rebecca Snow asks:
> > I work for CBC television and am researching a documentary
> > about a family who lived in Winnipeg in the early 20th
> > century.
> > The head of the house worked as a cabinet maker for 'Melotone
> > Talking Machine Co.'
> > We'd like to expand on this in the documentary, but we don't
> > have any information on Melotone.
> > The Henderson directory for Winnipeg in 1918 lists Melotone
> > Talking Mach Co Ltd as "manufactures talking machines" with
> > Mendel Lurie as manager. It was located on 61 Heaton.
> > I am wondering if you know anything about Melotone or talking
> > machine cabinets in this period, or if you can refer me to
> > anyone who might be able to help?
> I live in Winnipeg, and have passed this inquiry onto a
> prominent, long-time phonograph collector Paul Horch here in
> Winnipeg. His father was employed many years ago making
> phonograph cabinets locally. Paul tells me he's never heard of
> Melotone, but will pass on this tid-bit of info onto other local
> phonograph collectors. Stay tuned......
Does the Winnipeg Public Library system own a substantial collection
of local city directories? If so, that would be a good place to start...
Steven C. Barr