Jump to Navigation

Phonograph

Dates: between 1901 and 1905

Creator: Wittmann Company

Item Number: 397996

View on Kansas Memory

Edison Concert Phonograph by the Wittmann Company of Kansas City, Omaha, and Lincoln. Serial number C8009. Patent dates from 1888 to 1898. Includes a large brass horn. Won by William Pearson Wilson (1862-1938) in a raffle held by R.H. Morehouse's store in Topeka around 1901 to 1904. He had purchased the raffle ticket for about 39 cents when stopping in to have his watched check. The Wilson family would often set up the phonograph on the porch of the family home so that the entire neighborhood could enjoy it, even taking requests by phone.

  • Phonograph
  • Phonograph
  • Phonograph
Phonograph