Tag Archives: Gennett Lateral

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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Sometime in March in Gennett Records History, 1919: Released One of Its First Lateral Pressings

Sometime in March in Gennett Records History, 1919 – Gennett released one of its first lateral 78s “Me-Ow One Step” by the Gennett Orchestra. It appeared on Gennett 4511. Gennett defied Victor’s patent claim – the lawsuit led to lateral … 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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