F. M. Barney and Ezra Meeker
Memories of the Phonograph
Recordings made by Ezra Meeker
As told by F. M. Barney for the Edison Phonograph Monthly, September 1912
Mr. Barney had a store In Elm Creek, Nebraska which included some Edison phonographs and records. One day the famous American pioneer Ezra Manning Meeker came into that store.
The following is Barney's account of that event and the records that Meeker made on June 9, 1912 while in his store which he called a "message to his descendants." "You have numerous photographs of me...but no record of my voice which in the near future will be hushed and become only a memory."
Meeker in Omaha with his Ox team, 1906
Mr. Barney wrote to The Talking Machine World and the following was published in the April 1906 edition in the section PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS.
The following suggestions were likewise made by Mr. Barney and published in the October 1906 edition in the section PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS.
Another of Barney's suggestions was also published by The Talking Machine World in the October 1906 edition as follows:
The Talking Machine World, October 15, 1906, p. 6