Imperial



The Imperial phonograph was manufactured from 1917 by the Imperial Phonograph Corporation, a division of the National Table Co., Ltd., 1882 Third Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario.



Winnipeg Tribune, August 18, 1917, p. 20.



Winnipeg Tribune, September 14, 1917, p. 10.



Winnipeg Tribune, November 15, 1917, p. 3.




Canadian Music Trades Journal, May, 1919, p. 78.



Canadian Music Trades Journal, June, 1919, p. 60.



Canadian Music Trades Journal, August, 1919, p. 74.




Owen Sound Imperial Times, June 3, 1919, p. 9.



Vancouver Sun, December 7, 1919, p. 66.




Canadian Furniture World and the Undertaker, July 1920, p. 47. "The home of the Imperial Phonograph and where National Tables are made for home and export trade."




The Province (Vancouver), October 12, 1920, p. 3.



The Province (Vancouver), October 21, 1920, p. 3.



The Province (Vancouver), October 28, 1920, p. 3.



The Province (Vancouver), November 11, 1920, p. 3. "A Carload of Imperial Phonographs just received from the factory at Owen Sound."



The Province (Vancouver), November 20, 1920, p. 5.




Imperial Phonograph, made by the National Table Company, in the collection of the Grey Roots County Museum and Archives - https://greyroots.pastperfectonline.com/Webobject/5DAAFDB3-A128-47AD-A3F6-147777004600.




Kingston Daily Standard, December 3, 1920, p. 12.




Canadian Furniture World and the Undertaker, February 1921, p. 29: "In conjunction with the N. A. Bent Chair Co's exhibit a display of the National Table Co.'s line of phonographs was shown. These music machines are noted for their very fine cases. Fifteen different styles were shown, two of the newest being of Chippendale design. One electric machine was displayed. Electricity is the coming motive power for phonographs, say this company, and they are going in for this style quite extensively."



Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, September 19, 1922, p. 3.



Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, September 21, 1922, p. 5.




Machine for sale in Winnipeg, September, 2009 (downloaded by KW):




Machine for sale in Aberfoyle, Ontario, 2013 (pics by KW):




Pictures taken at an outdoor antique sale in southern Ontario, 2008 (photos by KW).




Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, November 15, 1924, p. 3.



Victoria Daily Times, December 17, 1924, p. 6.



The Province (Vancouver), October 14, 1925, p. 11.



Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, October 10, 1927, p. 8.



Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, November 19, 1927, p. 1.




The Province (Vancouver, B.C.), February 3, 1928, p. 7. Ad for the Imperial Audaphonic phonograph.



Edmonton Journal, May 4, 1928, p. 2. Hudson's Bay advertisement.




An Imperial Audaphonic for sale through FB Marketplace in 2022:



An Imperial Audaphonic for sale through FB Marketplace in 2023:




Edmonton Journal, April 19, 1928, p. 18.




A console model Imperial Audaphonic in Richmond, British Columbia, offered free on Craigslist in 2023. Photographs supplied by Lance Husoy.




An Imperial Audaphonic labelled ECL 1900, The Audaphonic.

Back