Original vintage magazine ad for Columbia Double Disc Records. Tagline or sample ad copy: The hours need never drag for lack of entertainment if you have a Columbia in your home. Publication Year: 1916 Approximate Ad Size (in inches): 9 x 11 Condition: VG
In the early 1900s, the graphophone and gramophone's success with discs led Edison to feel the pressure to switch over. There was nothing inherently better about disc in comparison to the cylinders that Edison was using, except, from a manufacturing sense, they could be stamped before distribution, and were more easily mass produced. By 1908, lower market price and better marketing for double sided disc led Edison to change his mind, and by 1912, he had began mass producing disc records.