Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. ZOnophone, early on also rendered as Zon-O-Phone was a record label founded in 1899 in Camden, New Jersey by Frank Seaman. THe Zonophone name was not that of the company, but was applied to the records and machines sold by Seaman from 1899-1900 to 1903. THe name was subsequently acquired by Columbia Records, Victor Talking Machine Company, and finally Gramophone Company/EMI Records. IT has been used for a number of record publishing labels by these companies.FRank Seaman had worked for Emile Berliner''s Berliner Gramophone. SEaman decided to start his own company to produce disc records and disc phonographs. SEaman''s "Zon-O-Phone" records design and technology were shamelessly stolen from Berliner, and the machines similarly copied from the products of Eldridge R. JOhnson''s Consolidated Talking Machine Company.