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  Victor Talking Machine Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The company was incorporated in Camden, New Jersey on October 3, 1901 by Eldridge R. Johnson.
Victor had the rights in the United States and Latin America to use the famous trademark of the dog Nipper listening to an early disc phonograph.
The Japanese Victor Company (JVC), founded in 1927, severed its ties to RCA Victor at the start of World War II, and is still one of the oldest and most successful Japanese record labels as well as an electronics giant.
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The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies of the world.
The company was incorporated in Camden, New Jersey in October of 1901 by Eldridge R. Johnson.
The Japanese Victor Company severed its ties to RCA Victor at the start of World War II and is still in business under the acronym JVC.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/victor_talking_machine_company.html   (721 words)

 RCA Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RCA Records was founded in 1901 as the Victor Talking Machine Company.
RCA Victor is the Broadway musicals, blues music, world music, jazz and other musical genres which don't fit the pop music mold label.
When General Electric acquired RCA in 1986, The company sold its 50% interest in RCA/Ariola International to its partner Bertelsmann and the company was renamed BMG Music for Bertelsmann Music Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RCA_Victor   (802 words)

 The Victor Talking Machine Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the advertising, which the company ran in the early days, was forceful and progressive, and no doubt represented a considerable financial strain, the results, which have been found do not support the general impression which has been built up that the volume was spectacular from the start.
The company felt that fair trade practices were essential to the merchandising of a patented specialty, and these principles were successfully applied for about fifteen years, as will be detailed in a later section.
Several of the company's best mechanics spent years of their lives working behind closed doors making up boxes in every conceivable size and weight and with every fulcrum variation that was suggested or could be thought of.
www.davidsarnoff.org /vtm-chapter5.htm   (4931 words)

 RCA - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
During World War I the patents of the major companies involved with radio in the United States of America were merged to facilitate the war effort.
In 1929, RCA purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs (including the famous "Victrola") and phonograph records (in British English, "gramophone records").
His drive and business acumen led to RCA becoming one of the largest companies in the world, successfully turning it into a conglomerate during the era of their success.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/RCA   (1487 words)

 TELEDUCTION - His Master's Voice: The Marvelous Talking Machine
After the initial melee of improvements to the early recording machines of the late 1800s, competitors were vying for an edge: something to secure their model as the international standard.
Victor became synonymous with quality recording worldwide, and was finally acquired by RCA in 1929.
The Gramophone Company merged with the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1931 and became EMI.
www.teleduction.com /order/masters.htm   (1400 words)

 The Entertainment Empire - Recording Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Victor Talking Machine Company was founded in October, 1901.
Established performers who associated the talking machine with poor quality renditions of bawdy saloon songs, indecipherable recitations, or scratchy recordings of military marches, now were able to hear what the world's greatest recording experts were capable of.
Victor shared cross-licensing rights with the Gramophone Company, and recording experts on both shores were able to secure recordings from the world's most notable artists, to their mutual benefit.
www.thetalkingmachine.com /entertainment_1.htm   (624 words)

The Victor company, in pursuing what it perceived to be good business practices, made their records both discursively and physically distinctive and readily available as items of "conspicuous consumption" (Veblen, 1899/1953).
To judge by Victor's messages to their dealers, they were not any happier than other producers of grand opera: "Red Seal Records have not always been understood by either the Dealer or his customers." Presumably because operas were numerous but expensive and heard only in the large cities, they were impossible to thoroughly understand.
Victor's resolution of the tension between cultural distinction and democratic accessibility was reiterated and contextualized in a new format for the Victor record catalog inaugurated in 1912.
www.faculty.fairfield.edu /mandrejevic/siefert.htm   (8302 words)

 The Victor
The Victor Talking Machine Company, which introduced musical entertainment in the home with its "talking machine" and RCA (Radio Corporation of America) the acknowledged leader in telecommunications, radio and broadcasting, were the two leading twentieth century pioneers in communications, and forged sweeping changes to daily life for the world's population.
It was one of the firm’s most famous commissions, destined to contribute to Ballinger's international reputation for industrial factory design – the first industrial design company in the nation to integrate the disciplines of architecture and engineering.
In 1946, the RCA Victor Division introduced the first post-war television sets manufactured at the Camden Plant to the public.
www.thevictorapts.com /history.html   (543 words)

 Victor Electric Co
Victor was founded in 1893 and was a major early supplier of x-ray equipment and other electrotheraputic devices.
The company was quite successful, and was eventually absorbed by General Electric in 1926, and its lineage can be traced through to the present time as a foundation of the GE Medical Systems division.
There was no connection with the Victor Talking Machine Company (later to become RCA-Victor), or the Victor Animatograph Corporation of Davenport, IA, a manufacturer of movie projectors.
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 Victor Type B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Victor "Type B" was sold in 1901, shortly after the Victor Talking Machine Company emerged victorious from the brutal commercial battle which drove Gramophone inventor Emile Berliner out of the US market.
Essentially similar to the earlier Berliner (and later Victor) "Trademark" model, the plain, utilitarian cabinet of the earlier machine was replaced by an "antique oak" finished cabinet with an ornately carved base and fleur-de-lys designs on the sides.
This machine was formerly in the famous Dave Heitz collection and is particularly interesting for its exceptional original condition.
members.aol.com /tinfoilphono/victorb.htm   (151 words)

 CAMDEN NJ - Convention Hall I & II
CAMDEN NJ - Convention Hall I & II Comprised one would think mostly of members of the Victor Talking Machine Company workforce, the Victor Athletic Association, at one time 5,000 strong, was one of the larger clubs that were such a part of Camden's social life at one time.
The tremendous amount of interest being shown in athletics by the employees is revealed by the membership figures of the Victor A. which has between 4800 and 5200 enrolled.
Victor A. started as an acorn about two years ago and in that short space of time it has grown into a tremen­dous organization.
www.dvrbs.com /camden/CamdenNJ-VictorAA.htm   (981 words)

 Tales of the Victor Talking Machine Co.
"Victor and the Virgin" is a two-person drama set in the back room of a New Orleans honky-tonk in 1925 during the early days of jazz.
While the basic story of "Victor and the Virgin" is characterized as historical fiction, it is the fiction that dominates.
Then the Victor Talking Machine Company, symbolized by Nipper, the lovable Jack Russell terrier listening attentively to "His Master's Voice," began to lose its hold on the market.
www.princetoninfo.com /200105/10509p07.html   (1462 words)

 Victor 10-50 Changer
All the surfaces the record slides on are felt covered and on my machine, 1000s of records played have not resulted in a single breakage or chip.
The Victor Victrola 10-50 is an acoustic machine building on the orthophonic technology of the famous Credenza.
The horn of the machine seems to be the largest that Victor ever built for acoustic home-use machines, 35" x 17" horn opening, and a ca.
www.myvintagetv.com /victor_1050.htm   (923 words)

 Antique Radio Classified--With The Collectors
Since Victor was the best known company, it was not difficult for Victor to sign exclusive recording contracts with most of its famous artists.
Victor's lawyers were clever enough to write the contracts to prevent Victor artists from performing on radio without express permission from Victor.
Top is the Victor Talking Machine Company's symbol taken from an original painting in 1901 by Francis Barraud, showing the dog "Nipper" listening to a Victor Type B phonograph.
www.antiqueradio.com /Jul03_Bourbin_Reasons.html   (1222 words)

 VICTOR RECORDS: Evolution of the Victor Talking Machine Comapny's Record Labels (2)
The Victor Monarch label was adopted for ten-inch discs (and dropped for seven-inch) later in 1901.
The Victor Talking Machine Company was founded on October 3, 1901, and its name soon took the place of Johnson's on Victor labels.
The small "B" to the right of the trademark indicates a pressing by the Burt Company, which at the time was owned by competitor Columbia but pressed for Victor under contract.
www.mainspringpress.com /victor2.html   (192 words)

 IEEEVM: Columbia Record Company
The Columbia Record Company was one of the largest record companies in the world during the 20th century.
The company continued to grow, and at its peak in the early 1900s, Columbia was able to hire the famous radio engineer Guglielmo Marconi, who consulted on research projects.
The record-pressing branch of the company was bought by a radio manufacturer, Grigsby-Grunow, and the phonograph manufacturing arm was eventually purchased by the Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS), which happened to have Columbia in the name but was no relation.
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /collection/event.php?id=3456950&lid=1   (530 words)

 Record catalogs and other issues<BR> of the<BR>Victor Talking Machine Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the things the Victor Talking Machine Company did well was to consistently produce some of the most beautiful advertising literature of any company of the era.
Victor Double-Faced Records were given their own catalogs also.
The front covers of the Victor monthly supplements of 1905 and early 1906 contained the trademark picture of Nipper and the phonograph along with four various sizes of Victor records.
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 Victor Victrola For Sale
Eldridge Johnson, owner of the Victor Talking Machine company, had probably been tinkering with the idea of an internal horn cabinet machine from as early as 1903.
Victor's finest motor, the motor used in its top of the line Victor VI, was fitted to the new machine.
Although the Victor Victrola was acoustically inferior to its outside horn predecessors, due to the horn being forced to conform to the shape of the cabinet, it met with great commercial success.
www.intertique.com /VictrolaForSale.html   (843 words)

 IEEEVM: The Victor Talking Machine Company
The famous Victor trademark, the dog Nipper listening to the gramophone and the words “His Master's Voice,” was adopted around 1901.
This once-great company changed hands once more and was purchased by RCA (the rival radio manufacturer) in 1929.
The names RCA and Victor survive in the U.S.; the Japanese Victor Company is today known as JVC, the Berliner record factory in Hanover, Germany is known as Deutsche Gramophon; and EMI is a descendant of the English Gramophone Company, as is the record retailer HMV (His Master’s Voice).
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /collection/event.php?taid=&id=3456894&lid=1   (571 words)

 Mr. Victor Phonograph Site - Talking Machine, Edison, Victor, Victrola, Columbia, Sonora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As our website name implies, we are most fond of the Victor/Victrola line of vintage phonographs and it is our goal to have at least one example of every model that was produced by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901-1929.
Our main area of concentration now is to find more upright models with the rare wood and painted finishes, both from the Victrola line as well as other companies as well.
We enjoy hearing from fellow collectors about the hobby as well as inquiries from people who have recently acquired a vintage talking machine and need more information.
www.mrvictor.com /welcome/welcome.shtml   (453 words)

 The Victor Talking Machine Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Figure 6 - The first talking machine patent granted to Mr.
Figure 22 - Evolution of Model VV-XVI, the first Talking Machine with an enclosed horn.
Figure 26 - The above is a good example of the Company's use of curiosity and suspense in announcing the Orthophonic Victrola.
www.davidsarnoff.org /vtm.htm   (386 words)

 The Victor Victrola Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The deluxe external-horn Victor VI model is discontinued due to the rapidly decreasing interest in external horn models.
Victor meets with Bell Laboratories early in the year to hear demonstrations of electrical recordings, and soon licenses the electric recording process, as well as Bell-proprietary exponential horn designs.
Victor introduces the ultra-elegant VV 9-56; selling for $1750 ($17,000 in today's money) it is the most expensive non-custom system ever offered.
www.victor-victrola.com /TIMELINE.htm   (1899 words)

 The Victor Victrola Page
An Overview of the Phonographs of the Victor Talking Machine Company
This website is dedicated to phonographs made by The Victor Talking Machine Company from 1901 through 1929.
The names "Victor", "Victrola", and "Orthophonic", along with the dog and phonograph logo are trademarks of The Victor Talking Machine Company, The RCA-Victor Corporation, The General Electric Company, and BMG Entertainment Corporation.
www.victor-victrola.com   (512 words)

 VICTOR RECORDS: Evolution of the Victor Talking Machine Company record labels (1)
The result was the Improved Record label, which dropped the Consolidated Talking Machine Company's name.
Johnson first registered the Victor trademark on March 12, 1901, under his own name; the Victor Talking Machine Company had yet to be formed.
The extremely rare Victor Ten Inch label marked the introduction of larger-diameter Victor discs.
www.mainspringpress.com /victor1.html   (223 words)

 Nipper 2005 > Why Nipper?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even though the legacy of Eldridge Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, may be well known to Delaware Valley residents, few may be aware of the role that Mr.
Subsequently, the Victor Talking Machine Company was purchased by the RCA Corporation in 1929.
In the fall of 1900 Johnson bought the American rights to a painting called “His Masters Voice” and by the middle of the next year was using it and the name “Victor” on his machines, records and in his advertising.
www.nipper2005.org /History.aspx   (751 words)

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