|Russ Nelson ||
Posted 06-10-2003 at 23:54:51
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I found the following about the motor at http://www.mainspringpress.com/odeon.html
The Heineman Connection
In 1916, Carl Lindström attempted to enter the U.S. market through Otto Heineman, a Lindström executive. A German citizen, Heineman had been stranded in the states at the outbreak of German hostilities in 1914. With little hope of returning home soon, he established the Otto Heineman Phonograph Supply Company in New York in December 1915.
Heineman initially showed no interest in producing records, preferring instead to concentrate on high-quality phonograph motors, parts, and needles. In 1916, however, he signed a contract with Carl Lindström under which he agreed to press European Odeon masters for distribution within the United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. The contract further stipulated that Lindström would be allowed to press and distribute Heineman's American masters in Europe.