Nassau Record

Nassau Record (US.A.) / c. 1908

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Design: A strange image, featuring two lines of heavy block lettering with different slants, superimposed on a finely-shaded, delicately-drawn scroll. The absence of patent and copyright lines allows plenty of space for the imprinting.

History: According to Sutton & Nauck (American Record Labels and Companies: An Encyclopedia), this label was illegally manufactured by Leeds & Catlin for an unknown retailer. The label name might possibly relate to Nassau County, New York; the scroll suggests a business such as piano-roll manufacturing. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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