[78-L] Talk-O-Phone Record

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Sat Dec 21 12:28:50 PST 2013

The 60 RPM you estimate for this 1904 disc is not out of line.  The
large 14-inch discs Victor and Columbia had just issued ran at 60 RPM. 
This is a 9-inch disc and I don't know of any other discs at that speed.

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [78-L] Talk-O-Phone Record
From: Clifford Bolling <78records at cdbpdx.com>
Date: Sat, December 21, 2013 11:57 am
To: 78-l Online <78-l at 78online.com>

I posted a video of this record playing with the attached sound file
digitally adjusted to the right speed on YouTube channel CDBPDX:

GOOD NIGHT BELOVED on a 1904 Talk-O-Phone Record


On 12/21/2013 1:20 AM, Clifford Bolling wrote:
>Just brought home several boxes of old records, mostly Diamond Discs, and found a 9 inch single sided Talk-O-Phone label record. Announcer says:" TALK-O-PHONE Records, TALK-O-PHONE COMPANY, Toledo, Ohio" >>Seems 78 rpm is way too fast for this record. Slowed my Victrola down as far as the dial would go but still too fast. >>What is the speed these were recorded at? >>Can you digitize it and twiddle the speed in, say, Audacity?

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.

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