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The histories of this company as well as the history of the invention of gramophone record and gramophone itself are inseparably related to the name of talented inventor, engineer and businessman Emile Berliner. In 1893 Berliner had formed the United States Gramophone Company that located at 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.. This company offered the first seven inches disc records in November 1894 on the Berliner Gramophone label. After various mergers, divisions, lawsuits, and injunctions, this company was to give rise to the Victor Talking Machine Company. The company was incorporated in Camden, New Jersey on October 3, 1901 by Eldridge R. Johnson.

In England, the Gramophone Company was incorporated in 1899. In the same year the Deutsche Grammophon (DGG) branch of the Gramophone Company was established in Berlin, from which sub-branches were formed in Russia and Austria. In a few years the joint-stock company "Gramophone" incorporated multiple plants in 30 countries.

For processing records for Russian market a new plant was built in Riga. Officially, the "Gramophone" society acquired manufacturing permission in April,2 1903. In the same year of 1903, the "Gramophone" took over the second factory in Riga from its competitor International Zonophone Company.
For a long time the records were just single-sided. Since January 1, 1911 they start to sell also two-sided records.

Military operations of 1914 had forced company to relocate the manufacture from Riga to Moscow where on the Stshipok Street the Writing Amour (Pishushij Amour) plant had been established.

In the beginning of 1918 the Moscow factory was stopped. All its equipment had been moved to the "Fifth Anniversary of October" factory (former Brothers Pathé factory). kindly thanks Alan Kelly for the enormous amount of hardwork and time that he invested in compilation of A Complete Numerical Catalogue of Russian Gramophone Recordings made from 1899 to 1929 in Russia and elsewhere, and for the courtesy copy of it that he gifted to our Portal. As the name says, Alans Catalogue is Complete, that makes it far superior to any other Catalogues. Another feature of tremendous importance is that the Catalogue is bilingual. All Russian titles are preserved in transliterated format, their presence is extremely important for proper identification of records. There is also their English translation that makes the Catalogue interesting for users all around the Globe. And last but not least important feature is that the Catalogue is distributed in the electronic format. It allows keeping low price (about $20 with shipping), and perform all kinds of computer searches.

The Catalogue would never be perfect without help of Vladimir Gurvich who scrupulously checked every word. Unfortunately, Vladimir suddenly passed away leaving the job unfinished, therefore a part of the Catalogue remains unchecked. Vladimir also did not check the Ukrainian titles.

E.Berliner Gramophone (204)
Gramophone Record Red Seal (10)
Gramophone Record 7 (67)
Amour Gramophone (745)
Concert (Angel) (664) new
10" Gramophone Concert Record discs with Trading mark "Angel" (Recording Amour) printed as bronze contour picture.
Concert (Cupid) (525)
10" Gramophone Concert Record discs with Trading mark "Angel" (Recording Amour) printed as full-color picture.
Concert (HMV) (26)
His Masters Voice (HMV) (301)
Monarch (Angel) (154)
12" Gramophone Monarch Record discs with Trading mark "Angel" (Recording Amour) printed as bronze contour picture.
Monarch (Cupid) (170)
12" Gramophone Monarch Record discs with Trading mark "Angel" (Recording Amour) printed as full-color picture.

Monarch (HMV) (22)
Disque pour Gramophone (7)
Disco Gramofono (0)
Disco Grammofono (2)
Disco Gramophone (1)
Disque Gramophone (29)
La Voz De Su Amo (0)
La Voce del Padrone (8)
La Voix de son Maître (2)
Sahibinin Sesi (Turkey) (0)
Gramola Record (6)
 Gramola, Gramola (pasteover)
Gramola (pasteover) (2)
The new label is pasted over original HMV label.
Hlas Jeho Pána (0)
Gramophone Melba (4)
Gramophone Patti (3)
HMV (Roumania) (9)
Gramophone Private Records (1)
Sample Records (10)
Slava (3)
Judging by the font type of the matrix number one can be assume that the records were manufactured by the Gramophone Company.
Cassels & Co. (1)
According to Dr. Howard Friedman , the overprint was placed on this disc to permit its sale in South America.
The Gramophone Co. Ltd (pasteover) (1)
It is apparent that the new label is pasted over the original HMV.
Special Record (2)
Sleeves (40)
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TakeTitle Name (Composer)Artist(s), AccompanimentRec Date
Rec Place
Label(s)Order No
[xRef Nos]
Russian, EnglishBrass Band
1812 (1812 ), symphony piece (Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
H.M. Coldstream Guards Regiment BandLondonMonarch (Angel)
RussianMilitary Band
Fantasia () (Opera Il Trovatore) (Giuseppe Verdi, based on: Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez: Drama Il Trovatore)
Band of the Coldstream Guards, Conductor John Mackenzie Rogan24-01-1910
Monarch (Cupid)
RussianSymphony orchestra
8- ( H-moll ) (Franz Schubert)
Symphony orchestraAmour GramophoneM 0345
660 A
RussianString Trio
Ave Maria, chamber piece
S. Jaroff Trio1937
Gramophone Co.P. W. 175
660 B
RussianString Trio
Ave Maria, chamber piece (Bach-Gounod)
S. Jaroff Trio1937
Gramophone Co.P. W. 175
AmericanChoir with Orchestra
Potpourri, medley (Operetta No, no, Nanette) (Vincent Youmans)
Light Opera Company's Choir and Orchestra, acc. orchestraLEF (1st numbering)2850
Rusyn, English
, , , romance-song (.)
, acc. 1910 ~ 1911
His Masters Voice (HMV)
Rusyn, English
, romance-song ( )
, acc. 1910 ~ 1911
His Masters Voice (HMV)
Salut à Liège (Dedicated to the brave Belgians), march
Military Band, Conductor Arthur Crudge17-08-1914
Amour Gramophone0220540
[C379 H9040]
, march ( (Johann Nepomuk Král))
SOUSA S BANDConcert (Angel)
French, RussianBrass band
La Matchiche (), dance (Charles Borel-Clerc)
His Majesty Life Guards Regiment band in LondonLondonConcert (Angel)
LatinSoprano with Violin and Piano
Ave Maria, church canticle (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Charles Gounod)
Nelly Melba, Jan Kubelik, acc. Jan Kubelik[Violin], Landon Ronald[Piano] (piano, violin)20-10-1904
Gramophone Melba 03033
Monarch (HMV)
English, Italian
Kathleen Mavourneen, song (Frederick Crouch)
Adelina Patti, acc. Landon Ronald (piano)12-1905Gramophone Patti
La Serenata (Paolo Tosti, lyrics by Cesareo)
Adelina Patti, acc. Alfredo Barill06-1906
Craig-Y-Nos Castle, Wales
Gramophone Patti
FrenchSoprano with piano
Connais tu le Pays (Opera Mignon, act 1) (Ambroise Thomas, lyrics by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré)
Adelina Patti, acc. alfredo barili06-1906
Monarch (Angel)
Gramophone PattiC 03083
EnglishDance Orchestra
Katinka, foxtrot (Henry Tobias)
The Savoy Orpheans, Conductor Cyril Ramon Newton11-06-1926
His Masters Voice (HMV)B5095
[AE1711, AM485]
German, EnglishDance Orchestra
Katinka, foxtrot (Rudolf Nelson, arr. S.Morozov)
The Romaine Dance Orchestra, Conductor Debroy Somers12-06-1924
His Masters Voice (HMV)AM 120
Campanella (), chamber piece ([ru])
Wilhelm Backhaus19-10-1908
Monarch (Cupid)C 05507
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