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Henri Lioret: Clockmaker and Phonograph Pioneer


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Julien Anton

Paperback, 9" x 11", 230 pp (in French) w/200 color illustrations

Henri Lioret was a true phonograph pioneer in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, however, his accomplishments have generally been minimized - or even ignored - in some of the older, authoritative works dealing with the history of recorded sound. Recent years have seen an increasing appreciation among US collectors for this French genius, and interest in Lioret machines and records continues to rise.

This book was written by Julien Anton, whose collection of Lioret artifacts and years of research make him the undisputed authority on the man and his work. The book chronicles Lioret's many inventions and accomplishments, both within the recorded sound industry and elsewhere. All Lioret phonograph models are described, as well as the various types of cylinders produced for them. Unfortunately, the book does not contain a listing of issued cylinders, but hopefully future research will yield a useful discography. The book is written in French, but the magnificent color photographs include English captions.


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