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Alexander Morris NEWMAN  1863 - 19.. PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Alexander Morris NEWMAN  1863 - 19..

aka Alexander M. Newman, A. M. Newman, Alexander Newman, A. Newman
nationality
occupation skinner, furrier (in 1900), merchant, manufacturer, inventor
birth 24 Aug 1863, Budapest, HUNGARY
baptism
death .............. (after 1930)
burial
marriage
Selma ........ (KLEIN?)

b. .. Apr 1870, ........., HUNGARY
d. .............

children
  • Estella

    b. 19 Apr 1895, New York
    d. ..............

  • Ruth

    b. .. Nov 1896, New York
    d. .............

  • Si(e)gfried/Fred

    b. 16 Apr 1899, New York
    d. 5 Jan 1980, Hollywood, Broward, Florida, USA


PARENTS

father ......... NEWMAN (NEUMANN?)
mother ................
children
  • Alexander Morris

    b. 24 Aug 1863, Budapest, HUNGARY
    d. .............. (after 1930)


LIFE


Naturalized to US Citizen on 13 Feb 1893


Alexander NEWMAN (23y) skinner
SS "SAALE"
dep.: .. Sep 1896, Bremen, GERMANY
Newman embarked at Cherbourg, FRANCE
arr.: 29 Sep 1896, New York
destination: New York


1900 US CENSUS (5 June 1900, Manhattan, New York):
Alexander M. NEWMAN (36y) furrier; emigrated to US in 1888
Selma NEWMAN (30y)
- Estella (5y)
- Ruth (3y)
- Sigfried (1y)



ALEXANDER M. NEWMAN - A petition In involuntary bankruptcy has been filed against Alexander M. Newman, manufacturer of furs and women's cloaks at 163 Greene ...
query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res... (NYT of 15 Aug 1900)
no text available yet

(1) PASSPORT APPLICATION #3299 (iss. 28 Oct 1901, American Embassy, Berlin)
Newman writes: In 1885 I arrived in USA

Alexander M. NEWMAN (..y)
SS "LUCANIA"
dep.: .. Sep 1900, New York
arr.: .. Sep 1900, Liverpool


(2) PASSPORT # 49874 (6 Feb 1903, State Department)(NOT AVAILABLE)


(3) PASSPORT APPLICATION #327 (iss. 15 Feb 1905, Legation United States, Constantinople)
Newman writes: I emigrated to US in 1882 on SS "VERA" from Bremen, GERMANY
It is possible, even likely, that Newman visited Turkey in February 1905 in connection with the setting-up of a Favorite representation and a subsequent recording session.


Alexander N. [= M.?] NEWMAN (41y) merchant
SS "KRONPRINZ WILHELM"
dep.: 13 June 1905, Bremen
arr.: 20 June 1905, New York


Advertisement in die Sprechmaschine No. 2, p. 21 (of 15 Aug 1905)
Betrifft die doppelseitig bespielte Schallplatte!
A. M. Newman, General-Repräsentant der Gesamtfabrikate der Schallplatten-Fabrik “Favorite”
Musterlager (showroom) und Bureaux, Berlin S.W. 68, Ritterstrasse 76




A. NEWMAN (no age)
+ Mrs. A. NEWMAN (no age)
SS "ROTTERDAM"
dep.: .. Aug 1905, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
arr.: 29 Aug 1905, New York
[ELLIS ISLAND has wrong image: should be 0288]
Therefore not 100% certain, due to lack of detailed info (e.g. ages)



A. M. NEWMAN (43y)
SS "DEUTSCHLAND"
dep.: 18 Jan 1906, Cuxhaven, Hamburg, GERMANY
arr.: .. Jan 1906, New York
destination: New York


ORIGINAL PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 6,613
FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN RECORDS FOR PHONOGRAPHS AND LIKE SOUND-RECORDING INSTRUMENTS (BERLIN).


ORIGINAL PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 6,220
FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN PHONOGRAPHS, GRAPHOPHONES AND THE LIKE, AND IN RECORDS THEREFOR (BERLIN).


One of the founders of Favorite
see WEERGEVER (Favorite: van Oirschot)

On 6 May 1907 he gives up his position als General Representative of FAVORITE Schallplatten-Fabrik
See: dS No. 10

mid-1907 DACAPO founded: Director


In 1912 merchant ("Kaufmann") Alexander Morris Newman of Berlin-Schöneberg ceases to be member of the Board ("Vorstandsmitglied") of the "Sprechende Uhr" A.-G. (in: Phonographische Zeitschrift of 1913)



Alexander M. NEWMAN
SS ".........."
dep.: 23 Apr 1913, New York
arr.: 2 May 1913, Bremen


Picture of A. M. Newman, Dacapo-Record, Berlin in die Sprechmaschine No. 50, p. 1318 (14 Dec 1907)

(4) PASSPORT APPLICATION + PICTURE # 14174 (iss. 3 Jan 1916, American Embassy, Berlin)
Long Island City
Newman writes: I emigrated to US on 6 Oct 1886 on board the SS "WERRA" (= "VERA"?) from Hamburg
applicant is representative of [Jack & Joe - HS] Klein Brothers (Japanese [bamboo] furniture) of Long Island City

FRANZ SEELAU in Berlin-Wilmersdorf und ALEXANDER MORRIS NEWMAN in Berlin-Wannsee. Einrichtung für Fernsprechstellen zur selbsttätigen phonographischen Antwortgabe und Aufnahme der Gespräche.
Kais. Königl. Patentamt Österreichische Nr. 71660 (Ausgegeben am 10 Mai 1916)


TELEGRAPHON GESELLSCHAFT mit beschränkter Haftung und ALEXANDER MORRIS NEWMAN, beide in BERLIN.
Vorrichtung zur Aufzeichnung telephonisch übermittelter Gespräche. Angemeldet am 1. Mai 1914; Priorität vom 30. Juni 1913 (Anmeldung im Deutschen Reiche). Beginn der Patentdauer: 15 Dezember 1918.
Deutschösterreichisches Patentamt Patentschrift Nr. 78106 (Ausgegeben am 10. September 1919) CS 5321C


GB Patent 328497
Publication Date: 1930-05-01
Abstract of GB328497 328,497. Newman, A. M., and Suchomski, J. June 25, 1929. Gramophone pick-ups; microphones and variable-resistance transmitters; systems for transmitting music.-A gramophone pick-up comprises two microphone chambers 3, 4, Fig. 1, or groups of microphone chambers, arranged on opposite sides of the needle-holder lever 1, which chambers are enclosed within a common tubular housing 19. The movable electrodes 5 are con. nected to separate flexible diaphragms 10 connected to the lever 1 or to a single diaphragm 10a, Fig. 2, slotted at 22 to allow movement of the lever 1. The fixed electrodes 6 are connected to the terminals 17, the terminal 18 leading to the electrodes 5 through the casing 13. The two microphone chambers 3, 4, or groups of chambers, are differentially connected to a two-part primary winding 24, 25 of a transformer 26 having a high transformation ratio. The secondary windings 29, 30 are connected in series or in parallel to the loud-speaker 31.


NOTES

  • Favorite: the story of an independent German record company (1904-1914) by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 2 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-1-9
  • De eerste 40 jaar van de Duitse platenindustrie. Deel 6: Favorite by E. M. van Oirschot (in: De Weergever 9e jaarg. no. 1 of Jan-Feb 1987, pp. )
  • Deutsche Industrie in Amerika. (in: Die Sprechmaschine 2 Jahrg., No. 5, p. 116 (15 Mar 1906)) - Phonographische Zeitschrift 7 Jahrg., No. 16, p. 357 (19 Apr 1906)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 8 Jahrg., No. 17, p. 422 (25 Apr 1907)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 8 Jahrg., No. 19, opposite p. 471 (9 May 1907)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 8 Jahrg., No. 23, p. 575 (6 June 1907)
  • die Sprechmaschine No. 50, p. 1318 (14 Dec 1907)
  • Die Sprechmaschine No. 10
  • Washington Post of 6 July 1910 (image 00008)
  • Washington Post of 21 June 1911 (image 0006)
  • Favorite: Grammofoninnspillingene og artistene by Vidar Vanberg (Norsk grammofonplatehistorie 17. Eget forlag, Oslo 2007. ISBN 978-82-91962-03-0)
  • Favorite Records: A Discography by Frank Andrews and Bill Dean-Myatt (CLPGS Reference Series No. 8, 2010 with CD-ROM entitled Favorite Records in the United Kingdom: A history and catalogue reonstruction.


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