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April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett Advertised its Defiance of Victor’s Patent Claim in Talking Machine World

April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett announced via an ad in Talking Machine World, that it was defying Victor’s patent claim to the lateral process. Victor immediately sued and lost each case between 1919 and 1923, when the Supreme … Continue reading

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December 10th in Gennett History, 1901 and 1918

December 10th in Gennett History, 1901 & 1918: a VERY important day, as In 1901, Joseph W. Jones received his patent for ‘a process of producing sound records, one of the steps of which was the cutting of a laterally … Continue reading

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November 12th in Gennett History, 1904: Eldridge Johnson filed a ‘divisional (patent) application’ that was the center of the landmark Victor v. Starr patent lawsuit

November 12th in Gennett History, 1904: Eldridge Johnson filed a ‘divisional (patent) application’ that included ‘a tablet having a sound groove of even depth elliptical in cross-section, widest at the mouth of the groove and gradually diminishing toward the bottom … Continue reading

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April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett Advertised Its Defiance of Victor’s Lateral Patent in Talking Machine World

April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett announced via an ad in Talking Machine World, that it was defying Victor’s patent claim to the lateral process. Victor immediately sued and lost each case between 1919 and 1923, when the Supreme … Continue reading

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April 7th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety Reports on the Victor vs. Starr Case

April 7th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety reported that the Victor Talking Machine Co. lost their lawsuit against Starr Piano for Starr’s use of their patented lateral recording and pressing process. This ruling threw the patent into the public domain … Continue reading

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Dec 10th in Gennett History, 1918: The Joseph W. Jones Lateral Patent Expires

Dec 10th in Gennett History, 1901 & 1918: a VERY important day, as In 1901, Joseph W. Jones received his patent for ‘a process of producing sound records, one of the steps of which was the cutting of a laterally … Continue reading

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Nov. 12th in Gennett History, 1904: Eldridge Johnson Filed a ‘divisional (patent) application’…

Nov. 12th in Gennett History, 1904: Eldridge Johnson filed a ‘divisional (patent) application’ that included ‘a tablet having a sound groove of even depth elliptical in cross-section, widest at the mouth of the groove and gradually diminishing toward the bottom … Continue reading

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