E. Berliner's Gramophone

E. Berliner's Gramophone

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Formed: 1892, Washington, DC, United States
Closed: October 3, 1901, Washington, DC, United States

The commercial beginnings of Emile Berliner's disc gramophone were in Europe. In 1889 and during the early 1890s Berliner marketed a toy gramophone and small celluloid 5" discs through a joint venture with the German toy company Kammer & Reinhardt. These early records were sold in Germany and England.

Berliner returned to the U.S. and founded The American Gramophone Company in Washington D.C. in 1891, but this venture produced only experimental and prototype discs. He then organized the United States Gramophone Company in 1893, and began commercial development of machines and discs for the American market. The first discs on the E. Berliner's Gramophone label were offered for sale in November 1894. In 1895, he organized the Berliner Gramophone Company, which operated recording studios in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. According to court records, slightly fewer than two million Berliner Records were sold in the U.S. between 1894 and 1900. By 1900, mounting legal problems resulted in an injunction against Berliner that marked the end of his business in the U.S. In October 1901, Berliner assigned his interests to Eldridge R. Johnson's newly created company Victor Talking Machine Co..

Berliner's UK branch, founded 1897 in London, was called The Gramophone Company (later Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd.) and became part of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. in 1931. In 1898 a German branch of the Gramophone Company was started, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
03 Let Me See The Old Plantation  album cover Len Spencer Let Me See The Old Plantation(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 03 US 1899 Sell This Version
04 Whistling Rufus  album cover Len Spencer Whistling Rufus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 04 US 1899 Sell This Version
15 Loin Du Bal  album cover Sousa's Band Loin Du Bal(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 15 US 1897 Sell This Version
16 A Little Ship Was On The Sea  album cover Emile Berliner A Little Ship Was On The Sea(Shellac, 5", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 16 Germany 1889 Sell This Version
18 Under The Double Eagle  album cover Unknown Artist Under The Double Eagle(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 18 US 1899 Sell This Version
028 The Irish Swell Waltz  album cover The Metropolitan Orchestra* The Irish Swell Waltz(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 028 1899 Sell This Version
30 Mary Had A Little Lamb  album cover Emile Berliner Mary Had A Little Lamb(Shellac, 5", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32 Estudiantina Waltzes  album cover Banda Rossa Estudiantina Waltzes(Shellac, 7") E. Berliner's Gramophone 32 US Unknown Sell This Version
36 The Charlatan March  album cover Sousa's Band The Charlatan March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 36 US 1898 Sell This Version
42 El Capitan March  album cover Sousa's Band El Capitan March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 42 US 1898 Sell This Version
54 Trim La Cigale: Market Chorus  album cover H.M. Grenadier Guards Band* Trim La Cigale: Market Chorus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 54 UK 1896 Sell This Version
56 Happy Days In Dixie  album cover Sousa's Band Happy Days In Dixie(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 56 US 1897 Sell This Version
61 Sousa's Band Stars And Stripes Forever 61 US 1897 Sell This Version
63 Dolly's Mamma  album cover The Metropolitan Orchestra* Dolly's Mamma(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 63 Canada 1900 Sell This Version
66 La Czarine  album cover Sousa's Band La Czarine(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 66 US 1897 Sell This Version
72w Shepard's Dance Henry VIII  album cover Royal Military Band Shepard's Dance Henry VIII(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 72w US Unknown Sell This Version
075 Hands Across The Sea March  album cover Sousa's Band Hands Across The Sea March 075 US 1899 Sell This Version
80 Glass In Hand Polka  album cover Sousa's Band Glass In Hand Polka(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 80 US 1897 Sell This Version
80x Stony Road To Dublin And The Harp That Once Through Lara's Halls  album cover Royal Military Band Stony Road To Dublin And The Harp That Once Through Lara's Halls(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 80x US Unknown Sell This Version
83 The March King  album cover Sousa's Band The March King(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 83 US 1897 Sell This Version
092 Whistling Rufus  album cover Vess L. Ossman Whistling Rufus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 092 US 1899 Sell This Version
92 Y The Bride Elect March  album cover Sousa's Band The Bride Elect March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 92 Y US 1898 Sell This Version
93 Ye Boston Tea Party  album cover Sousa's Band Ye Boston Tea Party(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 93 US 1898 Sell This Version
94 The Gay Parisienne Waltz  album cover Military Band London* The Gay Parisienne Waltz(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 94 US 1899 Sell This Version
097 Auction Sale Of Household Goods  album cover Mr. Len Spencer* Auction Sale Of Household Goods(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 097 US 1899 Sell This Version
98 Kaiser March  album cover The Banda Rossa Kaiser March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 98 US 1898 Sell This Version
103-Y Star Spangled Banner  album cover Sousa's Band Star Spangled Banner(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 103-Y US 1898 Sell This Version
110 The Enquirer Club March  album cover Sousa's Band The Enquirer Club March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70R) E. Berliner's Gramophone 110 US 1898 Sell This Version
114X A Frangesa March  album cover The Municipal Military Band, London A Frangesa March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 114X UK 1901 Sell This Version
123 The Meeting Of The Blue & Gray  album cover Sousa's Band The Meeting Of The Blue & Gray(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 123 US 1898 Sell This Version
0125 How'd You Like To Be The Iceman  album cover Mr. Will. Denny* How'd You Like To Be The Iceman(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0125 US 1899 Sell This Version
140 Washington Post March  album cover Sousa's Band Washington Post March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 140 US 1897 Sell This Version
0146 W The Mocking Bird  album cover Mr. Harry Taft* The Mocking Bird(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0146 W US 1899 Sell This Version
149-W Sousa's Band Manhattan Beach March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 149-W US 1898 Sell This Version
151 George J. Gaskin Henrietta, Have You Met Her?(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 151 US 1896 Sell This Version
156 When You Know The Girl You Love Loves You  album cover Geo J Gaskin* When You Know The Girl You Love Loves You(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 156 US 1895 Sell This Version
158 Z Sweet Marie  album cover Geo J Gaskin* Sweet Marie(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 158 Z US 1897 Sell This Version
163 When Summer Comes Again  album cover Geo J Gaskin* When Summer Comes Again(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 163 US 1895 Sell This Version
164 W Old Folks At Home  album cover Geo J. Gaskin* Old Folks At Home(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 164 W US 1897 Sell This Version
170 The New Bully  album cover Dan W. Quinn The New Bully(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 170 US 1897 Sell This Version
0170 Come Ye Disconsolate  album cover Unknown Artist Come Ye Disconsolate(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0170 US 1899 Sell This Version
171 Patrol Of The Boers  album cover The Municipal Military Band, London Patrol Of The Boers(Shellac, 7", 80 RPM, S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 171 UK 1901 Sell This Version
172 Marching Through Georgia  album cover Jno Terrell* Marching Through Georgia(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 172 US 1898 Sell This Version
181A Whistling Rufus  album cover The Members Of Sousa's Band* Whistling Rufus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 181A US 1899 Sell This Version
183 A Because  album cover The Members Of Sousa's Band* Because(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 183 A US 1899 Sell This Version
190 X I Want Yer, Ma Honey  album cover Dan W. Quinn I Want Yer, Ma Honey(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 190 X US 1896 Sell This Version
196Z Whistling Coon  album cover George W. Johnson Whistling Coon(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 196Z US 1897 Sell This Version
213 A Dixie  album cover Sousa's Band Dixie(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 213 A US 1899 Sell This Version
216 Scenes That Are Brightest  album cover W. Paris Chambers Scenes That Are Brightest(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 216 US 1897 Sell This Version
219 Z The Palms  album cover Mr. Thomas Clark* The Palms(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 219 Z US 1898 Sell This Version
0224 A Dance Of The Sprites  album cover Sousa's Band Dance Of The Sprites(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0224 A US 1899 Sell This Version
230 Commodore Polka  album cover W. Paris Chambers Commodore Polka(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 230 US 1897 Sell This Version
235 The Seraph  album cover Mr. W. Paris Chambers* The Seraph(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 235 US 1898 Sell This Version
239 Yankee Doodle  album cover Mr. Thomas Clark* Yankee Doodle(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 239 US 1898 Sell This Version
243 Unknown Artist La Paloma(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 243 US 1895 Sell This Version
244 Nelly Bly  album cover W. Paris Chambers & Scott Snow W. Paris Chambers & Scott Snow - Nelly Bly(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 244 US 1898 Sell This Version
270 Flirtation  album cover Mr. Noble Mc. Donald* Flirtation(Shellac, 7", 80 RPM, S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 270 US 1898 Sell This Version
302 Clog Dance  album cover A. P. Stengler* Clog Dance(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 302 US 1898 Sell This Version
314 Duet From Norma  album cover Stengler* & Mc.Neice* Stengler* & Mc.Neice* - Duet From Norma(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 314 US 1899 Sell This Version
315 Little Nell  album cover A. P. Stenglar Little Nell(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 315 US 1898 Sell This Version
0336 Cuba Libre Marcha  album cover Helbert Romo Vergara Con Fernando Villalpando (2) Helbert Romo Vergara Con Fernando Villalpando (2) - Cuba Libre Marcha(Shellac, 7") E. Berliner's Gramophone 0336 US 1899 Sell This Version
341 Sonambula  album cover Mr. A. P. Stengler* Sonambula(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 341 US 1898 Sell This Version
0360 I Kiss Me Honey Do  album cover Mr. A. C. Campbell* Kiss Me Honey Do(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0360 I US 1899 Sell This Version
0381 Ye Boston Tea Party  album cover Vess L. Ossman Ye Boston Tea Party(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0381 US 1899 Sell This Version
401 Morning On The Farm  album cover N. R. Wood Morning On The Farm 401 US 1897 Sell This Version
403 George W. Johnson The Mocking Bird(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 403 US 1896 Sell This Version
404 W The Laughing Song  album cover George W. Johnson The Laughing Song(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 404 W US 1896 Sell This Version
404 XX Laughing Song  album cover Mr. J. Yorke AtLee* Laughing Song(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 404 XX US 1898 Sell This Version
0411 N Old Black Joe  album cover Haydn Quartet Old Black Joe(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0411 N US 1899 Sell This Version
0415 The Vacant Chair  album cover The Haydn Quartet* The Vacant Chair(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0415 US 1899 Sell This Version
0416 Cornfield Medley  album cover The Haydn Quartet* Cornfield Medley(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0416 US 1899 Sell This Version
423 Laughing  album cover George Graham, Billy Golden George Graham, Billy Golden - Laughing(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 423 US 1897 Sell This Version
427 Whistling Medley  album cover Milton M. Clark Whistling Medley(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 427 US 1898 Sell This Version
0428 Military Mollie  album cover S.H. Dudley* Military Mollie(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0428 US 1899 Sell This Version
428 Imitations Of Birds, Etc.  album cover Milton M. Clark Imitations Of Birds, Etc.(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 428 US 1898 Sell This Version
0431 My Sunday Girl  album cover S.H. Dudley* My Sunday Girl(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0431 US 1899 Sell This Version
0458 Schubert Brass Quartet A Pretty Girl(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0458 US 1899 Sell This Version
0461 Whistling Rufus  album cover S.H. Dudley* Whistling Rufus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0461 US 1899 Sell This Version
0464 Nancy  album cover S.H. Dudley* Nancy(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0464 US 1899 Sell This Version
464V Narcissus  album cover Mr. Jos Cullen* Narcissus(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 464V US 1899 Sell This Version
0465 Kiss Me Honey Do  album cover S.H. Dudley* Kiss Me Honey Do(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0465 US 1899 Sell This Version
470 The Stars And Stripes Forever  album cover Mr. Vess L. Ossman* The Stars And Stripes Forever(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 470 US 1897 Sell This Version
475 Hotfoot Sue  album cover Mr. Vess L. Ossman* Hotfoot Sue(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 475 US 1898 Sell This Version
477 Georgia Campmeeting  album cover Messrs. Cullen & Collins Georgia Campmeeting(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 477 US 1899 Sell This Version
493 California Dance  album cover Cullens* & Collins* Cullens* & Collins* - California Dance(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 493 US 1897 Sell This Version
496W Twin Star March  album cover Unknown Artist Twin Star March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 496W US 1898 Sell This Version
0500 Smoky Mokes  album cover The U.S.Marine Band* Smoky Mokes(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0500 US 1899 Sell This Version
0517A Star Spangled Banner  album cover The U.S.Marine Band* Star Spangled Banner(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0517A US 1900 Sell This Version
0534 Hello! Ma Baby  album cover Edward M. Favor Hello! Ma Baby(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0534 US 1899 Sell This Version
0552 Just As The Sun Went Down  album cover Dudley* & McDonough* Dudley* & McDonough* - Just As The Sun Went Down(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0552 US 1899 Sell This Version
577 On The Banks Of The Wabash  album cover Annie Carter On The Banks Of The Wabash(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 577 US 1898 Sell This Version
0582 Misere, 'Il Trovatore'  album cover Jean B. H. Moeremans*, Frank V. Badollet* Jean B. H. Moeremans*, Frank V. Badollet* - Misere, 'Il Trovatore'(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0582 US 1899 Sell This Version
582 The Church Across The Way  album cover Annie Carter The Church Across The Way(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 582 US 1898 Sell This Version
0584 How I Got To Morrow  album cover George Graham How I Got To Morrow(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0584 US 1899 Sell This Version
623 Stump Speech On Love  album cover George Graham Stump Speech On Love(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 623 US 1896 Sell This Version
635 Rabbit Hash  album cover Billy Golden Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 635 US 1895 Sell This Version
638Y Street Fakir  album cover George Graham Street Fakir(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 638Y US 1896 Sell This Version
642 International Debating Club  album cover George Graham International Debating Club(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 642 US 1896 Sell This Version
644X Auction Sale Of A Piano   album cover George Graham Auction Sale Of A Piano (Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 644X US 1897 Sell This Version
656 La Poupee Polka  album cover Iff's Orchestra, Glasgow* La Poupee Polka(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 656 UK 1899 Sell This Version