The Majestic Phonograph Co., Inc. (name used on most of the labels) and the Majestic Record Corporation were two companies involved in the manufacture and sale of 7" and 9.25" etched label, vertical cut 78rpm records in 1916 and 1917. Majestic Phonograph Co., Inc. (incorporated in New York in November of 1915) was the manufacturer of the records and Majestic Record Corporation (incorporated in New York in September 1916) was the exclusive sales agent in the U.S., Canada and Hawaii from October 5, 1916 into early January 1917. The earliest evidence of record manufacturing was approximately May, 1916 although it could have been sooner. Their first advertisement to the trade shows that records were available in July, 1916. The first announcement of titles, however, wasn't until November, 1916. The two companies parted ways in January 1917 and it would appear Majestic Phonograph Co., Inc. continued to sell on their own. To learn about the history of this company click on the History link above. To learn more about the records click on the Discography link.
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Information and images compiled by: Glenn Longwell