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.
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/
Welcome, dear stranger -- this
site you have
Will teach you the
story of recorded sound --
How it started, and
where it went --
But you might
ask, "Why is this relevant?"
We live in a world of
is the same as eternity.
Yet, here we observe the
ancient model of
And tonight we're gonna party
like it's eighteen-ninety-nine!
-- Tim has embarked upon semi-retirement, but he's "keeping his hand
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.
From recent customers:
January, 2018: I
beloved Victor III Talking Machine from you a few years ago and I must
tell you that it continues to bring me as much joy as it did the first
day I unpacked and played it.
Many thanks, Natalie,
I finally removed all those packing peanuts (Yep, you gave me a
heads-up) and assembled my beautiful Victor II phonograph. The phono
was delivered in perfect condition...
was immediately obvious
that you were meticulous in reconditioning this machine! The cabinet is
lovely, the spring, gears & all mechanism in the box are very
clean, grease free and looks great. The horn and its mount really stand
is exactly as
you had described on your web page.
few cranks and we were
blown away by its sound. A few records later and my wife and I were
dancing around the living room and imagining those that were doing the
same when they first bought this phonograph back in 1906.
is truly an heirloom
piece. I was further convinced of this when my 30 year old son took a
look at it and asked me to update my Will to show that I have left it
you very much. I
would recommend your company and your work to anyone. G.B. CO
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!