What a shit article. Please bear in mind: from the 1890s until the 1929 stock-market crash, player pianos were a major part of the entertainment industry. And QRS was the dominant manufacturer of piano rolls. (Which they still are today, albeit for a very tiny market.) And for many years the player-piano industry held their conventions in Buffalo, NY-- the home of QRS. Including the 1908 convention where the piano-roll format was finally standardized. On the QRS design.
This article talks at length (?) about QRS's attempts to push into the phonograph-record market but says almost nothing about the piano-roll business, and nothing about their aborted attempt to manufacture radios and radio tubes in the mid 1920s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRS_Records
Yes I've got references. NO I will not put any of it on Wikipedia. It's an electronic encyclopedia that does a shit job of documenting the history of electronics. A fact which deserves only mockery and abuse, not assistance. Meanwhile, look at the weird mixture of crap they nominated for Featured Article last month:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... ember_2017
What in the hell is this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Hu ... av_service
Why, it's a Military History Wikiproject item, of course. Written by one member thereof, Peacemaker67
. They are starting to dominate the Featured Article system along with video gaming and assorted pop-culture crap.
Posted on the Tube Collector's mailing list today: a photo of assorted QRS radio tubes. Which you cannot read about on Wikipedia.