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"Did good work He created a spring motor that worked reliably But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank seaman And this would lead to massive trouble Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works While simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process And this was infuriating to them I mean they were the ones who had created this technology and now this salesman they had worked with was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents his ideas and his trade secrets But in 1901 Johnson Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization And this was the Victor talking machine company which incorporated on October 3rd 1901 So the Victor talking machine company was older than the radio corporation of America that would not be born until 1919 But sarnoff looked at the Victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios I could take this company and take their product the gramophones essentially although they didn't call it that in the United States they couldn't They started calling it things like the victrola That was one that the Victor company made I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines Sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way Also just as a quick aside the Victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history It shows a dog specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn And the dog's head is tilted slightly It's from a painting titled his master's voice and the artist was Francis baroud and it was made in 1899 The dog was named nipper and once belonged to baron's nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away and then Francis saw nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording of his old master Mark speaking That was the inspiration for the painting They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail and ultimately sold it to the gramophone company for the princely sum of £100 Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the Victor company And Berliner had trademarked the design and at some point transferred that trademark over to the Victor company The whole story is super fascinating and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the Victor talking machine company But for now let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of an older company And then would eventually get incorporated into RCA I'll explain more in just a moment but first let's take another.

Berliner Frank seaman Johnson Johnson Berliner United States Victor company Frankie nipper sarnoff Francis baroud Mark Mark Francis baron Victor company And Berliner Mark RCA
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04:41 min | 1 year ago

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"Which let's face it I'm Jonathan Strickland of tech stuff super short for me is a lecture for anybody else But let's go with it The Berliner gramophone company of Philadelphia founded by Emile Berliner was the company that really was the focus of this strife Berliner gets the credit for inventing the first flat disk record Before his invention engineers would press recordings onto cylinders So you had these cylinders that you had put on a spool essentially that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices We're much easier to store right You didn't have as much space Not as much bulk as a cylinder did They were easier to ship And once the manufacturing process was refined they lasted a lot longer than cylinders did as well It took a while to get the right materials but once they did those disks just seemed more practical Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge R Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones Now previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks So you would literally turn a crank which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk being played back on the gramophone Johnson did good work He created a spring motor that worked reliably But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank seaman And this would lead to massive trouble Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works While simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson the process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process And this was infuriating to them I mean they were the ones who had created this technology and now the salesman they had worked with was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents his ideas and his trade secrets But in 1901 Johnson Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization And this was the Victor talking machine company which incorporated on October 3rd 1901 So the Victor talking machine company was older than the radio corporation of America That would not be born until 1919 But sarnoff looked at the Victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios I could take this company and take their product the gramophones essentially although they didn't call it that in the United States they couldn't They started calling it things like the victrola That was one that the Victor company made I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way Also just as a quick aside the Victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history It shows a dog specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly It's from a painting titled his master's voice and the artist was Francis baroud and it was made in 1899 The dog was named nipper and once belonged to baroque's nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away and then Francis saw nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording of his old master Mark speaking That was the inspiration for the painting He tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail and ultimately sold it to the gramophone company for the princely sum of £100 Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the Victor company And Berliner had trademarked the design and at some point transferred that trademark over to the Victor company The whole story is super fascinating and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the Victor talking machine company But for now let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of an older company And then would eventually get incorporated into RCA I'll explain more in just.

October 3rd 1901 Jonathan Strickland 1899 1919 Mark Mark United States Mark 1901 Francis £100 Frank seaman RCA Emile Berliner Berliner Francis baroud Eldridge R Johnson first flat disk Frankie both talking machine
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04:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably. But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman, and this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its curious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 19 Oh, one Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 19 Oh, one. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that the United States they couldn't that they started calling and things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and The artist was Francis burrowed, and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to Burrows, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and at some point transfer that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 19 Oh, one, and even though it grew out of an older company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment. But first, let's take another quick break to remind pet owners that progressive covers pets and or auto policy at no extra charge. We're making a really cute pet themed radio commercial. You got to see this dog. It's a little tough ball. It looks like a piece of cotton candy, but I could just eat up. Oh, and it waddles when it walks Little doggy dog. Oh, I wish you could see it..

Frank Seaman Mark Mark United States Radio Corporation of America £100 Francis Berliner Johnson 1919 Nipper His Master's Voice Sarnoff Berliners 18 99 first Victrola both October 3rd. 19 Oh 19 Burrows
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03:17 min | 1 year ago

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"But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman, and this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its curious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 19 Oh, one Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 19 Oh, one. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling and things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and The artist was Francis burrowed, and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once bill out to Burrows, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 19 Oh, one, and even though it grew out of an older company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

Frank Seaman United States 1919 Mark Mark £100 Radio Corporation of America Francis Nipper October 3rd. 19 Oh both Sarnoff Frankie first Berliner His Master's Voice Berliners Victrola 18 99 one Johnson
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04:37 min | 1 year ago

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"The first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. This were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones Now. Previously, those gramophones had relied on hand cranks so you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device. And turn the platter so that you could listen to the disc being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank C man. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller, a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. For nearly a decade, Comcast has been helping students get ready. We've connected four million low income students to low cost high speed. Xfinity.

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04:41 min | 1 year ago

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"Super short for me is a lecture for anybody else. But let's go with it. The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife Berliner and gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. This were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company. That took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not Be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to be roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of an older a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

Emile Berliner Berliner Gramophone Company Johnson Johnson victor talking machine company victor company gramophone Company United States Francis Philadelphia Radio Corporation of America salesman Nipper Frankie Mark Mark Sarnoff Frank Seaman Eldridge
"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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04:50 min | 1 year ago

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"The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife Berliner and gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. This were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to be roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. His old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901 and Even though it grew out of an older a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. Saint John Paul, the second national shrine provides hope to all seeking spiritual growth visit us virtually to learn more about our great patron,.

Emile Berliner Berliner Gramophone Company Johnson Johnson victor talking machine company victor company gramophone Company United States Francis Philadelphia Saint John Paul salesman Nipper Radio Corporation of America Frankie Mark Mark Sarnoff Frank Seaman Eldridge
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05:29 min | 2 years ago

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"I need to talk about another company that would play a very important part in RCs early history. Now, If you've heard my episodes about the history of turntables, you'll remember the early days of the photograph and the gramophone and the gramophone. I covered a little bit of the turbulent patent battles and the cutthroat business strategies that were all part of the early days of home audio. And I had to do a more in depth series in the future to really focus on it because it gets nasty. All but the victor talking machine company was born directly out of all that strife. Now, since this is not an episode about Victor, I'm just going to give you the super short version, which let's face it. I'm Jonathan Strickland of Tech Stuff. Super short for me is a lecture for anybody else. But let's go with it. The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife Berliner and gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. The disks were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space and as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company. That took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to be roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller, a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. In a country where the color of.

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04:55 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Well, since this is not an episode about Victor, I'm just going to give you the super short version, which let's face it. I'm Jonathan Strickland of Tech Stuff. Super short for me is a lecture for anybody else. But let's go with it. The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife. Berliner gets the credit for inventing the first flat disk record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a spool. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. The disc were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship, and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders did as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. No. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the desk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. What Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones, essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. Imagine.

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. With Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into I'll explain more in just a moment. But first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. No. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the desk being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably. But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman, and this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. What Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can't take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones, essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. With Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones, essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization, and this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones, essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business. History shows a dog specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed, and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 Sterling Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company. That took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd, 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not Be born until 1919. Tsarnaev looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although it isn't called that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed, and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 Sterling Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the desk being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably. But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman, and this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its furious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization, and this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones essentially over Busan called that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can't take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed, and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 Sterling Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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"johnson berliner" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"johnson berliner" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"To nineteen twenty nine this is before all of the legality issues with Farnsworth I need to talk about another company that would play a very important part in RCA's early history now he heard my episodes about the history of turntables you'll remember the early days of the photograph and the graph of phone and the gramophone I covered a little bit of the turbulent patent battles in the cut throat business strategies are all part of the early days of home audio and I had to do more in depth series in the future to really focus on it because it gets nasty all but the Victor talking machine company was born directly out of all that strife now since this is not an episode about Victor I'm just going to give you the super short version which let's face it I'm Jonathan Strickland of tech stuff super short for me is a lecture for anybody else but let's go with it the Berliner gramophone company of Philadelphia founded by Emile Berliner was the company that really was the focus of this this strife Berliner gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention engineers would press recordings on two cylinders so you had these cylinders that you would put on a spool essentially that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices the disks were much easier to store right you didn't have as much space not as much bulk as a cylinder dead they're easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined they lasted a lot longer than cylinders did as well it took a while to get the right materials but once they did those disks just seem more practical Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge R. Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones now previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks so you would literally turn a crank which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the the platter so that you could listen to the desk being played back on the gramophone Johnson did good work he created a spring motor that worked reliably but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank seaman and this would lead to massive trouble Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of it spur yes in nature against both Berliner and Johnson the process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process and this was infuriating to them I mean they were the ones who have created this technology and now this salesman they had worked with was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents his ideas and his trade secrets but in nineteen oh one Johnson Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization and this was the Victor talking machine company which incorporated on October third nineteen oh one so the Victor talking machine company was older than the radio corporation of America that would not be born until nineteen nineteen but sort of looked at the Victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios I could take this company and take their product D. V. gramophones essentially all of it and call it that the United States they they couldn't the they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the Victor company made I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way also just as a quick aside the Victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history it shows a dog specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn then the dog's head is tilted slightly from a painting titled his master's voice than the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in eighteen ninety nine the dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads nephew mark mark had tragically passed away and then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if there happened to be playing a recording of his old master mark speaking that was the inspiration for the painting they tried selling the painting is a magazine illustration to no avail and ultimately sold it to the gramophone company for the princely sum of one hundred pounds sterling Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the Victor company and Berliner had trademarked the design and at some point transferred that trademark over to the Victor company the whole story super fascinating and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the Victor talking machine company but for now let's remember that it started in nineteen oh one and even though I grew out of an older company and that would eventually get incorporated into RCA I'll explain more in just a moment but first let's take another quick break.

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