During the 1920s, the two biggest American phonograph companies were Victor Talking Machine and Brunswick. After producing and selling cabinets to other phonograph companies, Brunswick decided to produce their own phonograph instruments. Brunswick's high-end models featured large ornate cabinets that were hand crafted. The Ultona reproducer, patnented by Louis Taxon in 1917, was a unique feature of the Brunswick unit. It was designed to play the three types of discs or records sold at that time: normal lateral shellac (78s produced by Columbia and Victor) vertical cut shellac (Pathe) and vertical cut Diamond Discs (Edison) The reproducer can be rotated to use stell needles, diamond points, and ball-shaped sapphire stylus with a metal shank. Brunswicks have internal horns made of holly or spruce and came with 10 and 12-inch record albums.
Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum
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Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, "Brunswick Phonograph" (1925). Instrument Collection. 4.
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