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RCA Victor

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Radio receiver.

1929 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, then the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records. The record company became RCA-Victor. With Victor, RCA acquired New World rights to the famous Nipper trademark.

1931 RCA Victor's British affiliate, the Gramophone Co merged with the Columbia Graphophone Co to form EMI. In September, RCA Victor introduced the first 33⅓ rpm records sold to the public.

1935 RCA sold its interest in EMI but EMI continued to distribute RCA recordings on the HMV label. RCA also manufactured and distributed HMV classical recordings in North America


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  • RCA Records Wikipedia [1]