Very often, odd characters make a brief appearance in the Land of Oz and Victor Columbia Edison is just one of those things.
The Oz Wikia state the following about this most unusual creation in the Land of Oz.
"Victor Columbia Edison is a phonograph that once belonged to Dr. Pipt. It has a large gold-colored horn, and is screwed to a tall, round, four-legged table, which it uses for movement. It speaks with a brazen, scratchy voice.
The phonograph was inadvertently brought to life when the Powder of Life was spilled on it. Once alive, it continued to bother the magician by playing loud and offensive "classical" music, until he forced it from his home.
It then tried to endear itself to Ojo and his friends in much the same way, (first with classical, then jazz music), but was finally scared off by the Shaggy Man, who threatened to smash it and scatter its pieces across the country, as a favor to the people of Oz. The Phonograph has never been seen since.
The Phonograph's name is Victor Columbia Edison, but was dubbed Vic for short by the Patchwork Girl. (The Patchwork Girl of Oz)"
As stated above, it was Dr. Pipt who once owned this phonograph.
And of course, it was his Powder of Life which done the deed of bringing the record player to life.
It turns out that both Victor Columbia Edison and Dr. Pipt will be appearing in The Emerald Slippers of Oz, which makes its debut on the Summer Solstice.
The Emerald Slippers of Oz tells the story of several magicians and witches, all of whom have been stripped of their magic powers. Dr. Pipt happens to be one of those magicians and Victor Columbia Edison will show up here and there, though what kind of music it plays remains to be heard. I hope it ain't opera!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz