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Next Meeting:  Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 pm EDT

at Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room E2-12 (click for directions)
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Antique Phonograph News
Winter 2023

 Virtual Meeting Reports for Sep, Oct and Nov, 2022 by Brooks & Dicecco
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 Edison and Ford Winter Estates Visit by Mark Caruana-Dingli
 Music Horn Repairs by Mike Dicecco
 Rare Edison Parlor Tinfoil up for Auction by Mark Caruana-Dingli
 The Berliner JT Mystery by Mike Bryan

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Canadian Antique Phonograph Project
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

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.

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


© 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