Berliner enlisted the help of Eldridge Johnson, a sewing machine manufacturer, to adapt a spring motor to his gramophone. Johnson soon became a partner and made several improvements on the machine. This is his first model. It features a paper mache horn. Original cost was $12.00.
Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum
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Victor Talking Machine Company, "Eldridge Johnson Victor (Type A)" (1900). Instrument Collection. 31.
instrument, player, phonograph