Barberphone Record

Barberphone Record (U.K.) / c. 1913

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Design: A very similar design to the Norwegian Orion-Plade label of the same era, but probably another of the many pre-WWI labels manufactured in Germany by Carl Lindström's Fonotipia organization and marketed in England. Why the name 'Barberphone' was used is unclear: perhaps the 'B. & Co.' refers to a company or store with the name 'Barber.' As with other red-and-gold labels, legibility is an issue.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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