Patria-Record 3

Patria-Record (Austro-Hungarian Empire) / c. 1909

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Design: Although the borders and the label name lettering remain the same, the fox is now seen without the accompaniment of a phonograph; judging by the animal's posture, the image looks to have been reproduced from a 19th century wood-engraving.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechosovakia, who writes: "Patria-Record obtained their masters from Kalliope Gesselschaft m.b.H. and others. One of the pioneers of Czech recording industry, Mr. Diego Fuchs ('Fuchs' translates as 'fox' in German) used different variations of labels for his pirate pressings. For his fox-and-phonograph images Mr. Fuchs was repeatedly sued by the Gramophone & Typewriter and Sister Companies (HMV), which eventually forced him into bankruptcy."

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

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