In the late 1920s (1928-1930) several short-lived brands of "orthophonic-type" gramophones entered the market including the "Symcophonic". The Symcophonic was sold by the Robert Simpson Co. Ltd on Yonge Street in Toronto.

Toronto Daily Star, September 12, 1928, p. 21

TDS, April 1, 1929, p. 17. Simpson's one day clearance sale of phonographs including Symcophonic.

TDS, May 29, 1929 p. 17