Edward Moogk's Roll Back The Years on p. 62 states: "Operations started up in other Ontario centres.  In Hamilton, the Newbigging Cabinet Company, specialists in player-piano rolls and record cabinets, came out with its Musicphone, a Canadian-built machine with an electrical motor, capable of playing both vertical and lateral cut records."

Machine for sale in St. Jacobs, ON, June 2009 (photos by Keith Wright).


Curiously, Moogk mentions an electric motor but this machine has a crank.  Mystery solved by Betty Pratt below as they had "three machines...not electrically operated"..

Betty Pratt sends the following:

"They (Newbigging) are in Canadian Trade Index, both 1920-21 and 1923-24 under "Music and Record Cabinets", as well as "Phonographs", and "Phonograph Cabinets"."

Full text of "Hamilton, Canada : its history, commerce, industries ...
Newbigging Cabinet Co., Limited, 164 King street west. Thomson, Alex., Bay and York. Dominion Wood Workers, Cannon and Cathcart streets. ... "

Canadian Music Trades Journal from May, 1917:

Toronto Daily Star, November 4, 1916, page 6 (cropped by KW):