Soon, the allegiances between radio and the phonograph began to increase, and in 1929 the Radio Company of America acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company, forming a conglomerate known as RCA Victor. Victor's Talking Machine, one of the premier figures of the time, had been the company Berliner had sold his interests too. This momentum only seemed to increase the sales of radio-phonograph combination machines. RCA Victor would be one of the biggest conglomerates for years to come.
photo : caruso
In 1939, Columbia Records embarked on a rivalry with RCA Victor and by 1948 had introduced a 12 inch 33 1/2 rotations per minute (RPM) LP microgroove vinyl machine in a very modern-day-Apple fashion. Meanwhile sales began to increase as World War II ended and once again seemed to be on the healthy side, as soldiers returned home and women moved back into the domestic role.
Phonographe Edison. Photo Tomasz Sienicki (GNU)
Licht, ruimte en tijd vormen een drie-eenheid.
photo : Emile Berliner
H. P. Labelle & Cie. office interior, Montreal, QC, 1920 by Musée McCord Museum, via Flickr