Lithographics for Toy Phonographs



Bingophone II circa 1925 Germany - Octogon panels 10" diameter gramophone








Bingophone II circa 1925 Germany - Octogon panels 10" diameter gramophone





Bingophone circa 1920's




Gama Phola - German toy phonograph manufactured in 1920's





(1) The Bing Corporation in New York, which was the American branch of the German company called Bing Werke (Gebrüder Bing AG) in Nuremberg. In 1925 the Bing Corporation introduced its own gramophone called Bingophone. (Courtesy of the 78rpm-Club)



"Vikyphone" Toy Gramophone, c. 1925, Germany, clockwork, lithographed animal motifs with nice image of frogs and a gramophone.



"The National Band" Toy Gramophone, c. 1925, Gama, Georg Adam Mangold, Fürth, Germany. (Courtesy Auction Team Breker)




Dutch Toy Gramophone, c. 1925 "In Holland Staat een Huis"; lithographed tin, decorated with dancing couples in Dutch costumes, German reproducer, spring-driven. (Courtesy Auction Team Breker)



Dixyphone - German toy phonograph manufactured in 1920's








Kiddyphone - Mfg by Bing - German Toy Phonograph Manufacturer c. 1925






Keimola - Made in Germany




"Keimola Teddy" Toy Gramophone, c. 1925 Germany, no. K808, Keim & Co., Nuremberg, lithographed tin, spring-driven. Courtesy Auction Team Breker)




Bingola I




Bingola II, 1925


Little girl and dog with Bingola II, ca. 1925




Bing Pigmyphon (green model) circa 1925


Bing Pigmyphon (white model) circa 1925




Pigmynette Record Albums No. I - VI for Bing Pigmyphon



Pigmyphone circa 1925




Tin Toy Gramophone made in Germany circa 1925





Niftyola style gramophone (unmarked)




Genola – General Phonograph Company, Elvira, Ohio. EM





Nirona Gramophone circa 1925 Silhouette Lithographs






Reflecta-Gem – Made in England but based on the German Nirona, circa 1923

The decoration of the Reflecta-Gem is designed to exploit the Egyptian "Tut-mania" craze that was sweeping the world after British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen entered the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt on November 26, 1922.

See "Tut-Mania and The Phonograph" for more examples of the commercialization of King Tut by the Phonograph Industry.









Made in Germany circa 1920s - Trademark unidentified





Olaphon – Made by Weco ca. 1925's





Portofonic, New Fono Drumette, J. Chein & Co., circa 1930's, 78rpm record player. The 13” diameter by 4 ¾” tall tin lithographed drum body is titled “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”





"Good Luck Melody Box" Tin Toy Phonograph, c. 1925 - Made in Germany






The Talking Machine World, August 1923



The Fairy Phone - Leipziger Company, Nuremberg, Germany




Bing Octophone, Germany ca. 1925