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On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Michael Biel [log in to unmask] wrote:

> The first known Speak-O-Phone installation was in a St. Louis dept. store
> around
> Thanksgiving 1928.

By 1929 Speak-O-Phone had made its way to Austin Texas! Some years ago I
did a transfer of some discs recorded in Austin in 1929. Fortunately they
had not been played often and the sound was quite excellent. A paper label
on the disc indicated that they have been recorded in the local music
store.

Karl