Canadian Talking Machine

The Canadian Talking Machine was manufactured in 1898-1899 by the Canadian Talking Machine Co., London, Ontario. It is the earliest talking machine made in Canada. The full story of this unique machine is told in the Autumn 2023 issue of Antique Phonograph News. It can also be read on the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society web site at

London Advertiser, December 16, 1898, p. 5. Initial press release.

Windsor Star, December 28, 1898, p. 2. Second newspaper announcement.

Glencoe Transcript, February 9, 1899, p. 5. Initial display ad.

London Advertiser, February 18, 1899, p. 6. Recruitment of staff for the Canadian Talking Machine Company.

Montreal Star, May 1, 1899, p. 6.

Montreal Star, May 29, 1899, p. 6.

Ingersoll Chronicle, December 12, 1899, p. 1. Not identified by name, but a Talking Machine for $2.50 must have been the Canadian Talking Machine, still available in late 1899.

Aylmer Express, December 14, 1899, cover. An agent for the Canadian Talking Machine Co.