Collectible Radios, Phonographs, Televisions and Telephones
All Phonographs - Thomas A. Edison announced his invention of the first
on November 21, 1877. Edison's early phonographs recorded onto a phonograph cylinder using an up-down motion of the stylus. Edison's early patents show that he also considered the idea that sound could be recorded as a spiral onto a disc, but Edison concentrated his efforts on cylinders.
Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. Columbia began selling disc records and
in addition to the cylinder system in 1901.
The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of
and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time.
In this eBay category along with Edison, Columbia and Victor you can find
Other Phonographs Plus Phonograph
Accessories and Parts
Collectible Radios, Phonographs, Televisions and Telephones For Sale
Vintage Radio's Phonographs
Old-Time Radio and the Golden Age of
are phrases used to refer to American radio programs mainly broadcast during the 1920s through the late 1950s when music radio started to replace it. When daytime serials began in the early 1930s, they became known as soap operas because many were sponsored by soap products and detergents. Before the expansion of television in the early 1950s, radio was the most popular home entertainment avenue throughout the United States. A
is a small transistor-based radio receiver. RCA demonstrated a prototype transistor radio in 1952. The use of transistors instead of vacuum tubes as the amplifier elements meant that the device was much smaller and required far less power to operate than a tubed radio. Under the eBays Radio category you can find Manuals, Parts & Tubes, QSL Cards, Transistor Radios, Tube Radios and Other Radio Items from Zenith and RCA.
The telephone or phone is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. Most telephones operate through transmission of electric signals over a complex telephone network which allows almost any phone user to communicate with almost any other.
All Television Sets
Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. The term has come to refer to all the aspects of television programming and transmission as well.