The Universal Talking Machine Company was founded in 1898 and marketed the Zon-O-Phone for about 6 years, until the company was bought out by Victor in 1904. Zon-O-Phone machines are found in a bewildering variety of cabinet styles. They contain a single-spring motor with a metal bedplate that could be easily removed and put into other cabinets. All machines featured a 7-inch turntable.