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Catalog Number 2012.06.0001
Title Sonora Phonograph
Collection Artifact Collection
Object Name Phonograph
Description A wood phonograph built by the Sonora Phonograph Co., Inc. of New York City. The company's predecessor was the Sonora Chime Company which started making two-movement chime clocks around 1900. The Sonora Chime Company was reincorporated in February of 1913 as the Sonora Phonograph Company by its founder, George Brightson. Sonora was a large phonograph manufacturer who used the 'bulge-line' cabinet that was patented in 1911. At the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco the Sonora phonograph was awarded a gold medal for its quality.
Date c.1920s
Artist Sonora Phonograph Co., Inc.