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Eldridge R. Johnson

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Eldridge R. Johnson

Posted: 1560823186000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Reeves - Johnson


Eldridge Reeves Johnson was born in Wilmington, Delaware February 6, 1867 to Asa S. Johnson and Caroline Reeves Johnson

it was Eldridge Reeves Johnson who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. RCA would take over the company in 1929. In the mid 1960`s his family founded the Johnson Victrola Museum located at 375 S New St. Dover, Delaware.

Johnson died at the age of 78 on November 14, 1945, in Breidenhart, his home at Moorestown Township, New Jersey,

He is buried in Section: Rockland Lot: 790

West Laurel Hill Cemetery
225 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.


The iconic image of a mixed (fox/bull) terrier, Nipper, looking into a phonograph became an international symbol of quality and excellence for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Nipper lives on through the brand names; he even appeared in ads on television with his "son", a puppy named Chipper who was added to the RCA family in 1991.

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