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Next Meeting:  Sunday, November 27 at 1:00 pm EDT

at Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room E2-12 (click for directions)
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Antique Phonograph News
Autumn 2022

• Virtual Meeting Report for June, 2022 by Norman Brooks
• Auction Highlights by Mark Caruana-Dingli
• Novelty Piano Ragtime by Matthew de Lacey Davidson
• I’m Still in Shock by Oliver Berliner
• What did 1889 sound like? by Charlene E. Stephens
• Lieutenant Bettini and the New Hotel Meurice by Robert Feinstein


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A typical CAPS meeting at Centennial College
The Canadian Columbia 16000-D Series
© 2011 Jack Litchfield

Pressed in Canada from imported masters, the series was issued from 1925 through the early 1930s. Some 96 issues are known.

Free download (updated August 2020)

The Canadian Victor 216000 Series:
Estimating the Recording Dates

© 2012 Jack Litchfield

From 1917 to 1942, 599 records of popular music were issued in Canada with serial numbers from 216001 to 216611. The label name began as "His Master's Voice" and "His Master's Voice" Victor, and changed to Victor and RCA Victor. Many Canadian artists were recorded in this series. With such a treasure trove of important Canadian records, knowing the recording dates would be of great assistance to researchers (and music lovers). Alas, the recording ledgers disappeared many years ago. However, there is a method by which the recording dates can be estimated. This article presents such a method.

Free download (July 2021)

Research your Canadian-made phonograph, gramophone or talking machine
and contribute to the

Canadian Antique Phonograph Project
Design and Content by Keith Wright
Amphion
Apex
Berliner
Brant-ola
Brunswick
Burrophone
Canadian
Casavant
Frθres
Cecilian
Chopin
Clarion
Colonial
Cremonaphone
Curtiss
Aeronola
Donalda
Egan
Francophone
Gerhard
Heintzman
Gold Medal
Grandola
Gunn-Son-ola
Harmonic
Hectrola
Ideal
Imperial
Karn
Knapp
Lindsay
Lyraphone
Mason & Risch
McLagan
Minora
Musicphone
Overton
Phonola
Rayola
Ro-Tone-Ola
Saunman
Sherlock-
Manning
Son-o-phone
Sono-phonic
Stewart
Sugden
Super-phonic
Symphonola
Vanophone
Virgil
Vitaphone
Windsor

Music (Makes The World Go 'Round)
Dance Bands
From Canada

1922-1930

© 2000 Canadian Antique Phonograph Society

"This CD focuses on dance bands from the 1920s, the fabled "Jazz Age", and presents a cross section of sides by Canadians playing here and abroad. The music spans the complete spectrum from straight dance music to some peppy sides to some quite hot tracks."

--- from the booklet notes


Purchase from CAPS for $15.00 CAD postpaid
Original content © Canadian Antique Phonograph Society since June 6, 1996 Contact: Mike Bryan