Canadian Music Trades Journal, September, 1917, p.87: "The Lippert Furniture Co., Ltd., an old established and well known furniture manufacturing firm of Kitchener, Ont., are entering the manufacture of phonographs. The firm expect to have samples out this month."

Talking Machine World, December 1917, p. 39: "The Lippert Furniture Co.. Ltd., the well known furniture firm of Kitchener, Ont., are now manufacturing talking machines known as the Lyraphone."

From Heritage Impact Assessment, City Centre Development, Kitchener:

Edward Lippert was born in Preston in 1873 and learned the upholstering trade at a young age. Prior to starting Lippert’s Home Furnishing Co., he had been buying and selling real estate in Calgary. He operated a retail furniture and undertaking business at 11 Young Street from 1905, investing in other Berlin real estate, buying the Brunswick House opposite and converting it into the Windsor Hotel. He also built a new block of buildings on King Street between Francis and Water Streets where he began a new furniture business. In 1920 he sold his furniture business and converted 11 Young Street into the Windsor Annex Apartments. In 1929, he added three storeys to the top of the building and opened the Mayfair Hotel on September 11 of that year. Lippert served on Kitchener City Council in the 1930s. Through his efforts to lower taxes in Kitchener, the Kitchener Taxpayers’ Association was organized. He resigned from Council due to illness two months before his death in 1935.

Lippert Furniture Co., Kitchener, about 1905. Courtesy, "Waterloo Region Generations" - George Lippert

Canadian Furniture World and the Undertaker, October 1917, p. 44.

Canadian Furniture World and the Undertaker, January 1919, p. 41.

Pictures acquired in 2010.

Pictures from Dave Wettlaufer, 2017.

A Lyraphone for sale in Mississauga, Ontario in 2023.