Mark Biddelman (Jan-Mar Industries)
I began production of the Jan-Mar Industries Talker in 1976 and it appeared in the "Eddie Bell Guitar Headquarters" catalog #80 in 1980 and sold for $50.00. Some of the stores on 48th st in NY also sold it, including Manny's.
I was the owner and operator of Eddie Bell Guitar Headquarters from 1965 thru 1983. Our original location was on 49th St in New York around the corner from all the music stores on 48th St.
Jan-Mar Industries was the original producer of commercially available Bottleneck Slides back in the early 70's.