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Gramophone Company

The Gramophone Company based in the United Kingdom was one of the early recording companies. It later became the HMV (His Master's Voice)company. An icon of the company was to become very well known - the picture of a dog listening to an early gramophone painted by Francis Barraud.

The Gramophone Company was founded by Emile Berliner in 1898. It was the UK partner of the United States based Berliner Gramophone (until 1901) and then the Victor Talking Machine Company.

In 1900 The Gramophone Company became The Gramophone & Typewriter Company, and then in 1910 His Master's Voice.

For later histor of the company, see HMV