doubtful that there was much available for sale that year. It is probably
being given (1886) because of the formation of the Volta Graphophone Co
(which preceded American Graphophone Co. by a year).
In a message dated 11/14/2012 7:34:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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The former CBS is giving 1886 as their birthdate. Allen, you of anyone
would know where we were in phonographic developments in that year.