Recording Pioneers


Fritz/Fred/Frederico FIGNER  1866 - 1947 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Fritz/Fred/Frederico FIGNER  1866 - 1947

aka Fritz Figner, F. Figner, Fred Figner, Frederico Figner
nationality
occupation
birth 2 December 1866, Milevsko near Tabor (80 km south of Prague), Bohemia
baptism
death 19 Jan 1947, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
burial
marriage in 1897, BRAZIL to:
Esther REYES

b. ............
d. ...............

children

PARENTS

father .......... FIGNER

b. ............
d. ..............

mother .....................
children
  • Jacob
  • Gustav(o)
  • Fred/Fritz
  • Ludwig/Ludovico

LIFE



emigrated to USA in 1882 (according to Luis Antonio Giron)
Fritz FIGNER
ethnicity:
profession: none
date of departure: April/May (?) 1882
port of departure: Bremen
ship's name: SS "Main"
date of arrival: 9 May 1882
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 15y
place of residence: Bohemia



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity: US Citizen
profession: commissioner
date of departure: .. May 1893
port of departure: Bremen, Germany & Southampton
ship's name: SS "SAALE"
date of arrival: 16 May 1893
age on arrival: 26y
place of residence: London, England, UK
NO IMAGE AVAILABLE



Fred. FIGUER (sic = FIGNER) (27y) traveller
SS "AUGUSTA VICTORIA"
dep.: Genoa, .. Mar 1894
arr.: New York, 26 Mar 1894



Fred. FIGUER (sic = FIGNER) (27y) merchant
SS "DELCORREGON"
dep.: Rio de Janeiro
arr.: New York, 24 Sep 1894



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity: USA
profession: agent
date of departure: .. Jan 1895
port of departure: Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK
ship's name: SS "PARIS"
date of arrival: 2 Feb 1895
age on arrival: 28y
place of residence:
WRONG IMAGE DISPLAYED



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 1st (? illegible) December 1909
port of departure: Cherbourg
ship's name: SS "Majestic"
date of arrival: 10 December 1909
age on arrival: ... (illegible)
place of residence:


NOTES

  • "Both Sides Then": The Strange Origins of the Double-Sided Disc Record by Allen Koenigsberg (in: The Sound Box of December 2010, pp. 8-12). Also online article.
  • A Mansão Figner: o ecletismo e a casa burguesa no início do século XX by Marcos Moraes de Sá. Editore Senac Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 2002 (internet)
  • The Zon-o-phone Record. A discography of recordings produced by the International Zonophone Company and associated companies in Europe and the Americas. 1901-1903 by Ernie Bayly and Michael Kinnear. Victoria, 2001
  • A Elétrica e os Discos Gaúcho by Hardy Vedana. Porto Alegre: Hardy Vedana, 2006.
  • A Casa Edison e seu tempo by Humberto Franceschi. Rio de Janeiro: Sarapuí, 2002.
  • Gravação sonora por meios mecânicos no Brasil by Humberto Franceschi Rio de Janeiro: Studio HMF, 1984.


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PHOTOS

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THANK YOU


George Brock-Nannestad
Alan Koenigsberg