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Thread #168926   Message #4080876
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Nov-20 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Stinson Records Revisted
Subject: RE: Stinson Records Revisted
The earliest solid references are for Charlie Stinson, not the trading company, and find him in his mid-30s, married and already in the employ of Columbia Phonograph –

Trade Honors J. H. Mayers on Return From Abroad...
...In addition to supplying the artists, the Columbia Phonograph Co. was well represented through the presence of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Guttenberge, manager of the wholesale division of the company… and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Stinson, of the sales force....”
[The Talking Machine World, 15 Nov 1925, p.60]

A-K, Columbia, Majestic And Stromberg Exhibit At Music Trades Show
...The new automatic record changing phonograph was exhibited by Columbia. This instrument plays nine records automatically and is priced from $295, less tubes, and up. The new Columbia radio and combination line was also on display. C.S. Stinson [sic] and A.C. Kohl were in charge of the Columbia display.”
[Talking Machine and Radio Weekly, Vol.29, No.25, 18 June 1930, p.5]

Oldest & newest found to date. Typical a half-dozen places or so.

Note: Here Charlie Stinson is the equivalent of a modern day product manager. The major record companies are still desperately trying to control the hardware (brown goods) side of the marketplace. The shellac records themselves are more of an after-market accessory. Columbia, RCA &c won't give up until mid-1950s “hi-fi” home systems push them aside.