Other Opportunties to Own a Phonograph

Phonographs cost too much? "We have solved the problem."



The Phonograph - "the greatest invention of the age..."

"We have solved the problem." The Echophone "will be shipped to you (express charges to be paid by the purchaser) and "Leslie's Weekly" every week for one year, for the remarkably low price of $8.00 - The Phonoscope, January 1897


Sell 35 lbs of Baker's Teas, Spices and Baking Power and "secure a Gramophone." Munsey's Magazine, 1897 (also see September, 1897 McClure's Magazine).


Send $14.75 for "Family Combination Grocery Order" and get free Graphophone. The Cosmopolitan Magazine 1899


Sell 36 of our new Jewelry Novelties and we will send you this Columbian Graphophone. The Saturday Evening Post April 4, 1903



Get a Columbia Disc Graphophone "practically free" if you subscribe to Omaha Bee for one year and pay $1.25 to receive the $12.50 disc graphophone fully equipped with one 50-cent disc record and 100 needles. Purchase of additional ten records is optional but if you don't then after one year the graphophone is no longer your property. Omaha Bee Newspaper, April 16, 1905


"Columbia Graphophones on Credit" - Spiegel, May, Stern Co. 1907


Circa 1908


"Edison Free Trial" - Collier's, February 1909


Four Grafonolas Given as Prizes at Pittsburg Movie Theatres

The Talking Machine World, February 15, 1923



Win a free Admiral Phonograph in Bisquick's Contest to "Just finish this sentence" -- Newspaper ad 11" x 15" 1947


Record Clubs and Record Promotions


The Victor Library of Recorded Music - 461 records - A gift to your family that embraces the entire world of music, 1935



Receive a RCA Victor Record Player and Membership in the Victor Record Society, 1938


New $14.95 instrument yours -- without cost when you join Victor Record Society, 1938


Mercury Record Corporation - Clip Coupons and "Take to your Mercury Record Dealer today." Life magazine, June 15, 1959


Capitol Record Club, Magazine Advertisement 1965


Back cover of Heart Throbs Comic #101 May 1966


Capitol Record Club offer in 1969 of $19.96 plus shipping for "Deluxe Model Stereo Phonograph" by agreeing to buy 12 more records during the next twelve months.