In a message dated 3/19/2004 12:06:36 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask]
I believe the reason so many Harmonys were made acoustically in the late 20s was to reach the market that still used players without expanded bass or electrical reproduction and on which they thus sounded better.
That is reasonable. But I've read that they couldn't stand the idea of trashing the new acoutical equipment they'd invested in during 1924. I have no idea whether this is true.
Did anyone other than Edison ever care about supporting the needs of their older customers?