GSPS October 2014 Report

04 OctSaturday2014

GSPS Society Report by President Scott Corbett October’s meeting was a ‘first time’ treat for our club. We met at the home of Manny and Rosemarie Perez. Their beautiful home was perfect for entertaining. The phonograph room (which spilled into the hall) was packed with goodies. Manny has more of the early Edison Amberola line… Read more »

MOCAPS April 2014 Meeting

24 AprThursday2014

MOCAPS Report by Ron Roscoe The April 27th, 2014 Massachusetts Old Colony Antique Phonograph Society meeting was hosted by Don Houde at his home in North Attleborough, MA. The theme was “Edison Diamond Disc Tone Tests”. A trip by the club to the Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, NJ was further discussed. We… Read more »

WIMAPS November 2014 Meeting

08 NovSaturday2014

November 8, 2014 WIMAPS REPORT by Scott Malawski Our most recent meeting, hosted by members Mark and Margie Kranz, was held on Saturday, November 7, at their wonderful home, located in New Berlin, WI. Prior to the start of the meeting, members gathered in a “great” room filled with an amazing collection of rare phonographs,… Read more »

WIMAPS September 2014 Meeting

27 SepSaturday2014

Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society Report by Scott Malawski It was a beautiful summery day when the WIMAPS society fall meeting was held on Saturday, September 27, at the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum, located in North Freedom, WI. Meeting host, Richard Dipping is a volunteer at the museum and was gracious to give members a… Read more »

“Accent On Antique Phonographs” Presentation

13 SepSaturday2014
Grayslake, Illinois
Grayslake, Illinois

The Grayslake, Il Antique Market presented an accent on antique phonographs September 13th & 14th. Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana members displayed and sold at the show. Tim Zurko, the promoter, offered free tables to vendors showing phonographs and records. A display table promoted APS and WIMAPS phonograph societies. This was a great opportunity to promote… Read more »

WIMAPS July 2014 Meeting

06 JulSunday2014

Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society Report By Scott Malawski It was a Fourth of July weekend celebration with a Wisconsin fish boil, flea market, music, and several booms from member Steve Puntillo’s antique cannon. Members were excited to participate in our annual phonograph sale where they bring phonographs and related items to buy and… Read more »

Golden State Phonograph Society Meeting

14 JunSaturday2014

The Golden State Phonograph Society June 2014 meeting will be at the home of the ever popular Marc Friend in historic San Fernando on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:00 Marc always has a great program and tons of 78s to dig through RSVP to oxamoxa(at) or call (818) four-eight-nine-4472 Let Marc know what pot… Read more »

May 2014 Hoosier Antique Phonograph Society Meeting

02 MayFriday2014

By Richard Buck Greetings, I hope you all have had a great spring (as I write this there are still a few weeks left until summer officially starts. The HAPS meeting in Kokomo, Indiana, last month went off very well. We had a very good attendance. The radio show is always very interesting. Fred Pohl… Read more »

Oregon Territory Antique Phonograph Society May 2014 Meeting

17 MaySaturday2014

By Stan Stanford The Spring OTAPS meeting was at the home of Bob and Cay Thomsen in Vancouver, Washington on May 17, 2014. Members were treated to the sight of Bob’s wonderful talking machines including the unique polyphone featured in the March issue of The Antique Phonograph. If you haven’t read that article, please do… Read more »

Chicago and the Talking Machine Between the World’s Fairs….1893-1933

13 JunFriday2014
Donley's Wild West Village
Union, Illinois

At 5:00PM on Friday, June 13 at the annual Union Illinois Phonograph Show, The Antique Phonograph Society sponsored an educational presentation by well-known collector (and Chicago denizen) George Glastris. In 1914 poet Carl Sandburg described Chicago as “Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat”, he could have added, “Winders of Phonographs”. Most… Read more »

March 2014 WIMAPS Chapter Report

08 MarSaturday2014

WIMAPS March 8, 2014 Meeting Report By Joan Rolfs The Wisconsin Illinois Antique Musical Phonograph Society met at the 25th Tribute to Bix on March 8, 2014. This is a 4-day jazz festival held at Racine, Wisconsin each year as a tribute to Bix Beiderbecke, a great jazz cornet player. A record sale is held… Read more »