A little light on lamp phonographs - the Lampograph and the Fairy

September 2004
This article is part of the Noteworthy News archives.


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The Fairy

Fairy Phonograph Lamp Company, (later the Endlessgraph Company),Chicago, Illinois.

"Appealing to the eye as well as the ear," said its inventor, roman Gonset, a native of Alberta, Canada. The Fairy Phonograph Lamp came in two sizes, A and B, and a variety of finishes. It boasted three light sockets.

A Wolf Endless appears in a Chicago business directory during the years of manufacture.

Beginning in the 1880s, a "fairy lamp" had come to mean a domed lamp with candle insert.

Fairy phonograph lamp

Fairy Phonograph Lamp in wood grain finish.

Phonographs With Flair. Courtesy George Paul and Tim Fabrizio.

The Lampograph

Trademarked 1918, Frank Feraud, Granite City, Illinois. Manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lampograph phonograph lamp

Floor model Lampograph.

Phonographs With Flair. Courtesy George Paul and Tim Fabrizio.

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