Nicole Record 2

Nicole Record (U.K.) / c. 1905

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Design: The image of a bird with outstretched wings atop a globe can be seen on other labels, such as Paramount (right). The design is well organized, though there were obvious unresolved techical problems in printing on celluloid, a non-absorbent material.

History: Manufactured in celluloid and laminated to a cardboard base, this very early line of 7 inch records was made by Nicole Frères of London, music-box manufacturers since 1815. The company ceased production before WWI. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. Alternate colour scan below courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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

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