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Online articles grouped and sorted by author and publication date
Jean-Paul Agnard May-Jun 1998
Jan-Feb 2003
Sep-Oct 2004
Mar-Apr 2008
Collecting Cylinder Phonographs in Québec
Those Misloved Wax Cylinders
Working Phonautograph
A Not Often Seen Lyre Puck Phonograph
Barry R. Ashpole Sep-Oct 1991
Jul-Aug 1994
May-Jun 1995
May-Jun 1996
Nov-Dec 1996
May-Jun 1997
Caruso: This Clown We Cannot Forget
Enrico Caruso: The Electrical Recordings
The Vitaphone Project
Canada's Audio-Visual Legacy is Fading Away
New Old Name in Town (Emil Berliner Strasse)
Caruso's Silver Screen Debut a Bust
Steven C. Barr Jan 1982
Feb 1982
Apr 1982
May 1982
Sep 1982
Oct 1982
Dec 1982
Jan 1983
Feb 1983
Jun 1983
Sep 1983
Dec 1983
Jan 1984
Feb 1984
Apr 1984
May 1984
Jun 1984
Nov 1990
Jan 1991
Feb 1991
Mar 1991
On the Record: Brown Records
On the Record: From Berliner to Victor
On the Record: From Berliner, to Victor, to RCA
On the Record: RCA Victor Through the 30s
On the Record: The Rise, Decline and Fall of 78s
On the Record: Hail, Columbia!
On the Record: New Process, Viva-Tonal and Royal Blue
78s on Your Stereo … Without Spending a Fortune
On the Record: Columbia ** The Reds Take Over!
On the Record: Light Rays, Panatropes and Red Records
On the Record: They Also Sold Records … (Early Canadian Independent Labels)
On the Record: Additions, Corrections and Thoughts on Past Installments of the History
On the Record: The History of the Compo Company, Part 1
On the Record: The History of the Compo Company, Part 2
On the Record: The History of the Compo Company, Part 3
On the Record: The History of the Compo Company, Part 4
On the Record: The History of the Compo Company, Part 5
The Canadian Connection, Part 1
The Canadian Connection, Part 2
The Canadian Connection, Part 3
The Canadian Connection, Part 4
Mike Batch Apr 1989 Collecting Vintage Radios
Oliver Berliner Jul-Aug 1992
Autumn 2020
Spring 2021
The Berliner Gramophone Company: Personal Recollections, Parts One and Two
What Did it Take to Get us Here?
The Author Sheds Some Light on Some Inventions of the "Great Emile"
John Black Oct 1989
Jan 1990
Consuming Passions: The Record as an Art Object, Part I
Consuming Passions: The Record as an Art Object, Part III
Bruce Bland Apr 1987 My Method of Cleaning Discs and Celluloid Blue Amberol Cylinders
Brian Boyd May 1987
Jun 1991
Nov-Dec 1991
Mar-Apr 1992
Collecting Early Radio Programs
The Canadian Connection: Brunswick
The Columbia Phonograph Company of Canada
Victor, Columbia and Brunswick Pressings in the '20s
Harold Braker Jan-Feb 1995 Victor-Victrola Motor Identification (and Repair Information)
Colin J. Bray Jan-Feb 1993
Sep-Oct 1993
Label Types of Bluebird Records With Reference to Differences in Canadian and American Issues
The Canadian Columbia Group of Labels 1921-1931: How to Distinguish Canadian from American
Norman F. Brooks Jan-Feb 1997
Sep-Oct 1998
The Pathéphone in Halifax
The Cremonaphone Story
Mike Bryan Sep-Oct 1996
Jul-Aug 1997
Jul-Aug 1998
May-Jun 1999
May-Jun 2002
Sep-Oct 2013
Spring 2017
Rare Talking Machines from the Collections of CAPS Members
Meeting Report: Rare Talking Machines from the Collections of CAPS Members, Mar 31, 1996
Meeting Report: Phonograph Show and Tell Presentation, Mar 29, 1998
Meeting Report: Toy Gramophones and Unusual Portables, Feb 28, 1999
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Parts 1 and 2
A Brief History of the Antique Phonograph: Just Enough to Make You Knowledgeable!
Edison the Man and His Life, Part One: The First 30 Years - Chapter I
James A. Carino Mar-Apr 2011
Sep-Oct 2011
Nov-Dec 2012
The Brunswick Panatrope, "Corte"Z Model
Victor's Orthophonic Credenza
Off-Brand Phonographs
Mark Caruana-Dingli Nov-Dec 1997
Sep-Oct 1999
Mar-Apr 2000
May-Jun 2000
Jul-Aug 2003
May-Jun 2004
Sep-Oct 2009
Jan-Feb 2013
Mar-Apr 2014
Nov-Dec 2015
Edison: The Wizard of Light
Meeting Report: Phonograph Restoration and Repair, May 16, 1999
The History of Berliner Gramophones, Part 1
The History of Berliner Gramophones, Part 2
At the Auction (eBay)
At the Auction (eBay)
Unusual Machines
Emile Berliner, Maker of the Microphone
Edison Lab Notes
Phonographs on Display at the Smithsonian's American History Museum
Jane L. Cooper Nov-Dec 2013 Bertha Crawford, "The Canadian Nightingale": The Life of a Forgotten Canadian Singer
Mike Daley Jul-Aug 2012
Sep-Oct 2012
The Banjo and Guitar in Transition, Part 1: The Banjo and Industrial-Age Anxiety
The Banjo and Guitar in Transition, Part 2
Ernie DeCoste Jul-Aug 1995 National Museum of Science and Technology
Bryan DeWalt Mar-Apr 1997 Radio and the First Twenty Years of Electrical Sound Recording in Canada
Domenic DiBernardo Jul-Aug 2008 Meeting Report: Edison Gem Presentation, Mar 8, 2008
Mike Dicecco Mar-Apr 2007
May-Jun 2009
May-Jun 2010
Jul-Aug 2011
Sep-Oct 2015
Summer 2017
Autumn 2017
Spring 2018
The Old Town Hall Auction
Hip Pocket Phonograph and Records
A History of 16 rpm Records, Part Two: Audio Books
A History of 16 rpm Records, Part Three: The Seeburg Background Music System
Tech Tip: Motor Repair - Freeing Frozen Spindle Shafts
Crap-O-Phones: Repairing, Rebuilding, or Reconstructing (?) “The Crap-O-Phone”
“It’s All In The Chase”: The Ed and Dianne Moran Collection
An Interview With Steve Stanton
Peter N. Dilg Nov-Dec 2008 The Wizard Cylinder Record Company
Paul Dodington May 1988
Jun 1988
Dec 1988
Feb 1989
Jul-Aug 1993
Jul-Aug 1996
May-Jun 2011
A Recording Career That Almost Was
Caruso's Last Canadian Concert Tour
Lumberjacks and Phonographs
Newspaper Jibes at Jazz
Edison Class M's Unique Place in Canadian Phonographic History
Edward B. Moogk (1914-1979): The Grand Old Man of Canadian Recorded Sound
Playing Pathé Vertical-Cut Discs on an Orthophonic Victrola
Du Jun Min Jan-Feb 2008
Jan-Feb 2009
The Development of Chinese Records to 1911
The Development of Chinese Records from the Qing Dynasty to 1918
Jim Eadie May-Jun 2012 Gramophone Identified on Klondike-Era Shipwreck
Milford Fargo Nov-Dec 1992 Ada Jones: The First Lady of the Phonograph
Robert Feinstein Jul-Aug 2002
Jul-Aug 2004
Mar-Apr 2015
Winter 2018
Bettini and the Mapleson Recordings
Bettini Cylinder Boxes: The Unreal, Real and Related
The Bettini Phonograph in Court
Bettini’s Latin American Connections
John Freestone Sep-Oct 1995 Forum: What Dollar Value Do You Place on Old Records?
Steven Gaber Winter 2020
Spring 2020
The Life and Music of George Gershwin: Part 1
The Life and Music of George Gershwin: Part 2
Clyde Gilmour Sep 1990 Letter to the Editor: Critique of Toronto Star Article About Toronto Record Show
Saul Glass Summer 2016
Spring 2019
Auction Highlights for Apr 3, 2016
Auction Highlights for Sep 10, 2017
Tim Gracyk May-Jun 1994
Nov-Dec 1998
Jul-Aug 1999
Nov-Dec 2001
Jan-Feb 2002
Nov-Dec 2002
A Look at Bert Williams
The Life and Career of Henry Burr, Part 1
Ada Jones: Female Recording Pioneer, Part 1
A Tribute to Geoffrey O'Hara (1882-1967)
A Tribute to Dan W. Quinn (1859?-1938)
Barbershop Quartets, the First and the Most Popular Quartet of the Acoustic Era
Robert Gutteridge Jan-Feb 1999
Jul-Aug 2000
Edison in Toronto
Some Early Sound-On-Disc Systems for Moving Pictures
Larry Hawes Jan-Feb 2011 A Lifetime Quest (Columbia "Twentieth Century" 6-inch Cylinders)
Tom Hawthorn Jan-Feb 1996 Letter to the Editor: Record Values
John J. Henderson Dec 1986 Personal Reminiscence about R.S. Williams & Sons
P.G. Hurst Sep-Oct 1995 Forum: What Dollar Value Do You Place on Old Records?
Bas Ingrouille Oct 1984
Jan 1985
Mar 1985
Jun 1985
Oct 1985
Feb 1986
Mar 1986
Apr 1987
How to Clean Your 78 rpm Records
How Steel Needles Were Made
Phonograph Needles
The Phonograph's First Prima Donna
Buying a Phonograph
Forty Years in Collecting, Part 1
Forty Years in Collecting, Part 2
Method of Removing Mold from Black Wax Cylinders
Fred Isenor Sep-Oct 2001 Collecting Phonographs & Records in Nova Scotia
Philip Jorre de St. Jorre Nov-Dec 2014
Autumn 2021
The Journey of an Edison Army and Navy Phonograph
The Story of Lieutenant James Dunsmuir, Junior
Carol Judd Mar-Apr 2009 Edisons of Bayham
Bill Klinger Sep-Oct 1994 Celluloid Cylinders: "Albany" Indestructible vs. U-S Everlasting
David Lennick Summer 2019 The Happy Gang
Jack Litchfield Jan-Feb 1993
Sep-Oct 1993
Mar-Apr 2004
Label Types of Bluebird Records With Reference to Differences in Canadian and American Issues
The Canadian Columbia Group of Labels 1921-1931: How to Distinguish Canadian from American
The Billy Hall Story
Earl Mathewson Apr 1986 Tricks of the Trade
Blain McCutchen Autumn 2016
Autumn 2019
The McLagan Phonograph Corporation of Stratford, Ontario
The Stratford Edison Legend
Kerilie McDowall Mar-Apr 2013 Looking for Ms Good-Jazz
Rick McGinnis Jan-Feb 1998 More Than Just Polkas: Collecting Ethnic Music on 78
R. Dale McIntosh Mar-Apr 1996 A Short History of the First 100 Years of Recorded Sound in Canada
Adam Mock Winter 2016 The Crate or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Antique Phonograph Restoration
Jennifer Mueller Jan-Feb 2006
Mar-Apr 2006
Nov-Dec 2009
The Regal Phonograph Company Ltd. of Toronto, Part I
The Regal Phonograph Company Ltd. of Toronto, Part II
Tracing the History of Your Phonograph
Graham Newton Nov-Dec 1995
Mar-Apr 1998
Nov-Dec 1999
Acetate Phonograph Recordings: Preservation, Storage and Playback
The World of Audio Restoration
Hi-Yo Silver Awayyyy: The Quest for Music Used on the Lone Ranger
Bob Nix Sep-Oct 1999 Meeting Report: Phonograph Restoration and Repair, May 16, 1999
Doug Platt May 1990 Consuming Passions: Needle Tins - Tiny Treasures
Bernie Power Dec 1985 The Story of Mary O'Connor … The Rose of Tralee
Betty Minaker Pratt Nov-Dec 2007
May-Jun 2008
Portable Pastimes
The Starr Company of Canada, London, Ontario
Bill Pratt Apr 1983
May 1983
Sep 1984
Dec 1984
Feb 1985
Oct 1986
Jun 1987
Jul-Aug 1992
Jan-Feb 2000
Nov-Dec 2000
Mar-Apr 2002
Nov-Dec 2004
Nov-Dec 2006
Summer 2018
Winter 2019
Winter 2021
The Birth of His Master's Voice, Part 1
The Birth of His Master's Voice, Part 2
The Development of Cylinder Records, Part 1
The Development of Cylinder Records, Part 2
The Development of Cylinder Records, Part 3
R.S. Williams & Sons Co. Ltd., Toronto
Mr. Edison and the Royal Ontario Museum
Ephemera: The Mystery of the Universal Autophone
Needle Tin Bonanza in Turkey
Dance Bands From Canada 1922-1930: Producer's Notes
Assiniboia Music Store
Ephemera: Interior of a Used Furniture Store, c. late 1910s
Early Nod to Nipper
The Bell Piano and Music Warerooms in Toronto: "The Home of the Victrola"
Gourlay, Winter & Leeming: "Canada's Most Nearly Perfect Instruments"
Advertising the Talking Doll in Toronto
Mark Quail May-Jun 2007
Mar-Apr 2010
ASCAP and its Relation to Jazz and R&B Songwriters in the 1930s
A History of 16 rpm Records, Part One: Chrysler's Highway Hi-Fi
Steven I. Ramm May-Jun 1993 Ephemera: The Mystery of the Universal Autophone, Part II
Reprints Sep 1986
Jul-Aug 2010
Reprint: Canadian Edison Dealers' First Convention in Toronto, CMTJ, Sep 5-6, 1916
Reprint: An Interview With the Inventor of the Gramophone, CMTJ, Sep, 1918
Thomas Rhodes Sep-Oct 2008 Some Notes on Orthophonic Era Soundboxes
Greg Robertson Jul-Aug 2001 Canadian Victor Orthophonic Victrolas
Joan & Robin Rolfs Jul-Aug 2005 They Talk, They Sing, They Play
Dave Ross Jan 1989
Apr 1990
Railway Express (Train Records)
Consuming Passions: Collecting in a Small Way
John E. Rutherford Oct 1983
May 1985
Sep 1985
Jan 1986
Sep 1987
Oct 1987
Dec 1987
Jan 1988
Feb 1988
Mar 1988
May-Jun 1992
Jan-Feb 1994
Nov-Dec 1994
Sep-Oct 2002
May-Jun 2006
Songs of My People: A Short-Lived Canadian Record Label
"Other" Records That Play on an Edison Disc Machine
The Gavotte Label - A Canadian 78 rpm Enterprise
Fifty Years of Laughing Records
The "Nationality" of Singers
Thoughts on Pseudonyms
Walter C. Kelly: Monologist and Admirer of Thomas A. Edison
The Toronto Music Scene During World War I
"Gems" Records: Some of them are Jewels
The Rival Claims Made on Record Jackets or "What's Up Your Sleeve?"
"The Phonograph" by Massani - Some Religious Connotations
Some Canadian Sheet Music (1850-1911)
Massey Hall's 100th: A Gift from the Masseys
The Barraud Family as Photographers, Parts I and II
Caruso and "Vecchia Zimarra"
Michael Schulman Mar-Apr 1994 Autograph Musical Notations
Gilles St-Laurent Mar-Apr 1993 Proper Playback of 78 rpm Records
Elizabeth Surles Jul-Aug 2007 Why the Difference is in the Tone: The Starr-Gennett Legacy
Bill Tarling Jun 1989 Know What You're Buying Before You Buy It
James R. Tennyson Jun 1990 Consuming Passions: Top of the Heap (top records before 1920)
Diana R. Tillson Mar-Apr 1995 The Golden Age of Children's Records
Darren J. Wallace Jan-Feb 1992 Pathé: I Sing Loud and Clear
Horst Weggler Jun 1982 Refinishing Your Phonograph
Michael Wesolowski May-Jun 2001 How a Compact Disc is Manufactured
Don Wetzel Nov-Dec 1993 Auction Bidding Techniques
Don Woodrow Sep-Oct 1997
Mar-Apr 1999
Mar-Apr 2003
Victrola XIII
Repair of Victor Exhibition Reproducers
Reproduction Outside Horn Gramophones
Keith Wright Sep-Oct 2000
Nov-Dec 2003
Jan-Feb 2004
Jan-Feb 2005
Mar-Apr 2005
Jan-Feb 2007
Jul-Aug 2009
Jul-Aug 2013
Jan-Feb 2014
Sep-Oct 2014
Jan-Feb 2015
May-Jun 2015
Jul-Aug 2015
Spring 2016
Bringing the Past to the Next Generation
45sIs54: Part 1
45sIs54: Part 2
HMV Portable Gramophones
Practicing Phonograph History: Casavant Frères Phonograph
How My Train Jumped All 8 Tracks or Elvis Cool to Truck Stop Cruel, Program 1
How my Train Jumped All 8 Tracks or Elvis Cool to Truck Stop Cruel, Program 2
Canoedling With a Gramophone
Golden Ears, "Swissies" and Strange Detours But Last Man Standing: A History of Thorens
Donalda: A Canadian Melba?
Phonola and Its Surprisingly-Early Start
Stewart Phonographs and Beyond: W.H. Banfield & Sons
Curtiss Aeronola and the Post War Effect
How my Train Jumped All 8 Tracks or Elvis Cool to Truck Stop Cruel, Program 3
Arthur E. Zimmerman Jan-Feb 2001
Mar-Apr 2001
May-Jun 2003
Sep-Oct 2003
May-Jun 2005
Sep-Oct 2005
Nov-Dec 2005
Jul-Oct 2006
Sep-Oct 2007
Jan-Feb 2010
Sep-Oct 2010
Nov-Dec 2010
Nov-Dec 2011
Jan-Feb 2012
Mar-Apr 2012
May-Jun 2013
May-Jun 2014
Jul-Aug 2014
Winter 2017
Autumn 2018
Summer 2020
Summer 2021
Toronto Recording Artists on Radio, Part One
Toronto Recording Artists on Radio, Part Two
The Elusive Gus Hill
Vera McLean: A Canadian Recording Artist of the Acoustic Era
Edison's Tin-Foil Phonograph in Ontario
Lord Stanley and Edison's Perfected Phonograph at the 1888 Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Part 1
Lord Stanley and Edison's Perfected Phonograph at the 1888 Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Part 2
Standfield MacPherson Company, Phonographs: What's in a Picture
Mr. W.E. Ramsay of Toronto: More Forensic Phonography
Frank Oldfield: The McCormack of Baritones (1882-1956)
George White: Toronto Star Newsboy Builds a Stairway to Broadway, Part 1
George White: Toronto Star Newsboy Builds a Stairway to Broadway, Part 2
Luigi Romanelli: Monarch of Melody, Part I
Luigi Romanelli: Monarch of Melody, Part II
Luigi Romanelli: Monarch of Melody, Part III
Not Mr. Edison's Talking Machine (Machines That Talk)
George Wade and His Cornhuskers, Part I
George Wade and His Cornhuskers, Part II
Gordon William McClain: From the Phonograph Era to the Radio Era
Master Violinist Eugène Ysaÿe on Disc and Ysaÿe Treasure Found
XWA, Montreal: the Very First Radio Broadcast in Canada: The Real Story, at Last
XWA Montreal: Pre-commercial Broadcasts and Licencing, Part 1, 1920-21 and Part 2, 1921-22