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 »

Hoosier Antique Phonograph Society January 2014 Newsletter

20 JanMonday2014

January 2014 HAPS newsletter UPCOMING PHONOGRAPH EVENTS January 24-25, 2014.  Orlando Phonograph Show. April 13, 014. Wayne NJ Phonograph Show. April 24-6, 2014 Stanton spring auction. Tentative. HAPS meeting Saturday, May 3. Kokomo, Indiana (in conjunction with Indiana Historical Radio Society Show. June 13-5, 2014.  Union Phonograph Show. Zurko Antique Market and Phonograph Show, September… Read more »

Old West Antique Phonograph Society November Report

21 NovThursday2013

Old West Antique Phonograph Society November 2013 Report By Art Heller The Old West Antique Phonograph society wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Our November meeting was held at Curt Vogt’s house and Curt gave a wonderful presentation of recorded sound techniques prior to Edison. The group convened in spite of a Denver snowstorm and… Read more »

WIMAPS December 2013 Report

08 DecSunday2013

event-image Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society Report By Joan Rolfs Our December meeting was held on a very snowy day at Paragon Video and Stereo which was founded by Steve and Mary Puntillo in 1988 (Steve has owned Hi-Fi stores since 1973). They built Paragon out of a passion for offering quality audio and… Read more »

Oregon Territory Antique Phonograph Society Report

11 JulThursday2013

The Summer OTAPS event was at the home of the Larry Hawes family in Kirkland, Washington near Seattle and overlooking beautiful Lake Washington. There were about 40 OTAPS members and friends attending. Larry’s and his son Ben’s collections are mostly contained in their new museum just below their lovely home. Several collector cars, Ben’s boxing… Read more »

Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society Report

15 SepSunday2013

The September 15, 2013 meeting was a meeting honoring Les Paul. His original name was Lester Willam Polsfuss. He was born on June 9, 1915, in Waukesha, WI. His childhood piano teacher wrote to his mother, “Your boy, Lester, will never learn music.” By the time he was a teenager, Lester was playing with country… Read more »

Carolina Antique Music and Phonograph Show

28 FebFriday2014
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
North Carolina, USA

The Carolina Antique Music & Phonograph Society annual show brings together the general public and collectors to learn and experience the history and interesting beginnings of early mechanical music through live demonstrations and informative presentations.

30th Annual Antique Phonograph, Music Box, Mechanical Music, Coin-Op, Antique Radio and Record Show and Sale

09 AugSaturday2014
California, USA
UFCW Hall, 8530 Stanton Avenue, Buena Park
August 9th and 10th 10:15 AM

Evening Banquet for approximately 100 – 125 people, with full Banquet Program (including featured speakers John Levin and Tim Fabrizio). Two-day show with 60 – 75 vendor tables offering phonographs, gramophones, music boxes, records, radios, jukeboxes and much more. Banquet: $35.00 (adults); $25.00 (children under 12) Banquet Double Program: John Levin presents “The Phonograph Reinvented:… Read more »