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For over 20 years,

Chris has been on a quest to uncover the story of the Granby Phonograph and the Phillip Levy furniture stores. Now, he has turned his attention to new projects. Want to learn more?

Although many phonographs from the period contained unique or patented features, the upright Granby phonograph stands out with a distinct dome lid.

Notice the images above. Victor’s logo featured “Nipper” who later became associated with RCA… and the Columbia Grafonola featured unique “shutters” which controlled volume.

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Chris’s research has finally been published and the complete history of the Granby Phonograph and Phillip Levy & Co. is now available in paperback book form.