phonophan is the
Web site of noted recorded sound historian and much-published author
Tim Fabrizio, dedicated to
preserving, understanding and purveying antique phonographs, talking
machines, gramophones, Victrolas, graphophones, and
related items such as Edison, Victor,
Columbia, Zonophone, Berliner, Brunswick, RCA, Talkophone, collectible
records, cylinders and 78s, needle tins, Edison memorabilia, "His
Master's Voice" Nipper the dog, and morning glory horns.
OUR NINETEENTH YEAR
ON THE INTERNET
This site was
established in February, 1997
our Web site is actually older than Google! )
Fabrizio appeared in a segment
of the PBS TV show "History
Detectives" devoted to the Psycho-Phone, an antique talking
machine with an
intriguing secret! Now that the secret has been revealed, if you'd like to read
more about the
fascinating Psycho-Phone, just CLICK HERE!
watch the show on
your computer by going to: http://video.pbs.org/video/1913309370/
IT'S SUMMERTIME! (When smart people's
fancies turn to thoughts of talking machines!)
Summer is here!
And we want it to last.
Let's dance out in the sun
To the sounds of times past!
So put on something bright
And a big, broad straw hat,
And crank up the fun
On an old phonograph!
-- Tim has embarked upon semi-retirement.
still be able to
visit phonophan for beautifully restored antique phonographs and
information, so be sure to check phonophan.com often to see what's new.
"Hello Tim, Well,
you've done it again! My 'new' Victrola VIII showed up right on time,
meticulously packed and looking exactly like the photographs on your
website. I couldn't wait to get it set up, 'cranking' out the tunes.
Frankly I was amazed at the sound quality! For years I've been playing
78's on a modern turntable and sound system (which sounds great, of
course) but my memory had mislaid the captivating vintage sounds that a
newly refurbished reproducer and new needles can make. Modern digital
recordings are technically perfect of course, but they can't match
listening to the old music, heard through the veil of surface noise,
bringing alive the artists and music of a bye-gone age. It's like
pulling back the curtain and walking down into the parlor once more.
You can look at an old photograph of someone, but if you can hear their
voice, they're alive again." M.H., WA
VICTROLA!!! It showed up on one of the coldest November days
Minnesota. My 2 girls danced around while I played the 78s
came with it. Now every time we get it going my 1 year old
up to me with her arms up to dance with papa. Thank you so
for having such great products and customer
the heck is Tim Fabrizio?Click image at the right to find out!