The Twin

The Twin (U.K.) / c. 1909

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Design: The heads and faces of the twins in the logo seem to have been extensively 'doctored.' A pleasant colour combination of creamy-brown stock overprinted with dark brown ink.

History: Thanks to Chris Zwarg, who writes: "The name refers to the record being double-sided. This was the first series of such records made by the Gramophone Co. Ltd. (aka HMV), as an answer to the many makes of cheap German double-sided records flooding the British market at that time. About two years later the green 'Zonophone' label (also made by HMV) went double-sided as well, the Twin logo being incorporated into the Zonophone label design."

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