Monarch Record 1

Monarch Record (U.S.A.) / c. 1903

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Design: Nipper the dog first made his appearance as a large wood-engraving, the gold on black printing making him appear in negative fashion. The imprinting is still being done in a fairly large-sized Roman, but now 'lining' figures are used. The lengthy patent notice shown on the previous label has been condensed down to a single word.

History: By 1902 the Monarch name was being used for 10" records, the Victor name for 7". Monarch was also the name of an early line of phonographs, as illustrated here. The sound horn was supported by a front-mounted bracket, the reproducer, holding the needle, being positioned at the small end of the horn.


Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):


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