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Among her finest recordings are “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi; “Ah! dunque ei m’amerà” from Loreley; “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Mefistofele; “Sul fil d’un soffio etesio” from Falstaff; and “Un bel di” from Madama Butterfly. These were included in LP transfer issued by Court Opera Classics (CO 383) in 1979. , LTD. A firm registered in Britain in 1902, but originally established in Bombay, India, in the 1840s as general merchants. K. offices were in London. In July and August 1907 agreements with E.?.

Showrooms were opened in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. A long patent litigation with Edison ended in a crosslicensing agreement on 7 Dec 1896. Market success was achieved with the Graphophone Grand player, developed by Macdonald, in 1898. The important industry figure Frederick M. Prescott was an officer in the company in 1899–1900. AGC had a legal mastermind, Philip Mauro, who brought patent actions against various parties in the recording industry; he won injunctions against Hawthorne & Sheble (to stop them from unauthorized conversions of Edison machines into Graphophone Grands), Frank Seaman, and Emile Berliner.

The main office of ARC was at 1776 Broadway, New York. Its plants were in Scranton, Auburn (New York), Framingham (Massachusetts), and Glendale (California). Its labels were Regal Records, Cameo Records, and Perfect. In 1931 ARC purchased the Brunswick recording enterprise from Warner Brothers, and named it Brunswick Record Corp. ) ARC thus owned the Brunswick label and Brunswick’s associated labels Melotone and Vocalion. Later, as the Depression crushed the record industry, ARC also acquired the Banner, Lincoln, Paramount, American Pathé, and Romeo labels.

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