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Victor was founded in 1901, so named because Eldridge Johnson was "The Victor" in his court battle involving recording on wax, among other things. 

Best,
Gary

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:35 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] 78 rpm record company query

1. 1936
2. Is this a label? Electrical recording became common in 1926, after being introduced by both Victor and Columbia in 1925.
3. Unknown
4. The North American Graphophone Company began operations around 1890.
5. The Victor Talking Machine Co. was formed by Eldridge R. Johnson in 1902.

DDR



On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 2:58 PM Maureen Jackson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> Would anyone know when the following labels began to be produced (or 
> their beginning and end dates)?  Any other information would be welcome as well:
>
>
> 1.  Decca Odeon-Parlophone Series
>
> 2.  Popular Record Company Electric Recording 3.  Balkan Phonograph 
> Records 4.  Columbia Graphophone 5.  RCA Victor (1929 is reported date 
> of merger)
>
> Many thanks.
>


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