This company was organized in New York by a group of businessmen largely connected with the phonograph industry, including Alfred O. Tate, Thomas Lombard, Erastus Benson, Andrew Holland, Norman C. Raff, and Frank R. Gammon. Raff and Gammon were the principal business managers for this company. After September 1894 it controlled the exclusive rights to Edison's kinetoscopes and kinetoscope films in the United States and Canada, excepting the 150-foot fight films made for the oversize kinetoscopes being used by the Kinetoscope Exhibiting Company.