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We are a worldwide society of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs, gramophones and records
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The Grammy Awards are named after the gramophone, the full name of the very first disc-playing phonograph.
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The Antique Phonograph is the foremost journal devoted exclusively to antique phonographs, gramophones, records and recording artists. It is where original research and the newest discoveries are published.
52 pages, full color, published quarterly. Included with your membership to The Antique Phonograph Society.

Welcome to the Antique Phonograph Society

magazine_12We are a worldwide society of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs and records. We provide a quarterly journal called The Antique Phonograph (formerly known as The Sound Box). The Antique Phonograph is full color, 52 pages in length, and contains in-depth articles related to all facets of our hobby. All types of talking machines from around the world are represented in The Antique Phonograph, including Edison, Victor, Columbia, Brunswick, Sonora, Berliner, Zonophone, and rare smaller brands of disc and cylinder models. Early records and recording artists are occasionally featured, including historic photos, documents, and images of surviving artifacts. All members of The Antique Phonograph Society are encouraged to contribute original material for inclusion in our journal. With the merger of the Antique Phonograph Society and the Michigan Antique Phonograph Society, The Antique Phonograph now contains content material from the MAPS long-time publication, In the Groove.

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Sound from Substance; Aco...

Sound From Substance; Acoustic Design Reconsidered By R.J. Wakeman There it stands–in a corner of the dining…
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The Edison Electric Autom...

The Edison “Electric Automatic Stop” By Francis W. Pratt After I acquired my Edison Chippendale Diamond Disc Phonograph, I felt compelled to learn as much about the C-250 (and C-19) as…
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The Cheney Talking Machin...

Cheney Talking Machines by R.J. Wakeman A Violinist’s Sound Chamber Among the more unusual internal horn phonographs were the models made by the…
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The Sound of Edison’...

The Sound of Edison’s Talking Doll Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm Thomas Edison National Historical Park…
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APS Annual Banquet, Show ...

The Antique Phonograph Society Annual Banquet, Show & Sale will be held August 8-9, 2015 at the UFCW Union Hall, 8550 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, California. As always,…
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APS Presentation at 2015 ...

The annual Show & Sale at Donley’s Wild West Town, Union IL, will take place on Friday/Saturday/Sunday June 12, 13, 14  2015. As in the past, the APS will sponsor…
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