Special Consular Reports Volume 53-58

Special Consular Reports Volume 53-58

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...supplied nearly 60 per cent of that value. Quotations should be made c. i. f. this port it shipments are made direct. NICARAGUA. From Consul James W. Johnson, Corlnto. Disk records are preferred here and are the only kind imported. Operatic selections are more in demand than popular records, unless the latter are Spanish. Popular songs in English will find no sale, except among American and English residents, but there is a market for popular instrumental music, especially waltzes. High-grade American machines are preferred and have the largest sale. Some machines of cheaper grade are brought in from Germany, but they are not so popular as the American instruments. From Consul Arthur J. Clare, Bluefields. There are about 30 to 40 phonographs in this district, some of which have been imported direct by the owners and the rest through one of the importing houses. The disk records are preferred, the choice between operatic and popular selections being about even. Machines in use have the sounding horns exposed. The climate does not seem to have any bad effect on the records. The machines now in use are practically all of American manufacture, and are imported as required and not carried in stock. Prices shoula be quoted t. o. b. New Orleans. PANAMA. From Consul James C. Kellogg, Colon. There seems to be no market here for a machine costing over $60. In 1910 the United States sent about $4,000 worth of phonographs and accessories and England about $1,200 worth. American makes with flower horns are well liked, and disk records with popular selections are preferred, but they warp during the hot season. Two of the three dealers handle American maclunes and the third the Baka Grand, an English make of which two types are sold--the parlor with...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678541X
  • 9781236785411