Bulldog Record 1

Bulldog Record (U.K.) / c. 1915

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Design: This 'label' is actually engraved directly into the record surface. This treatment was used in the early days of record manufacture (see also Disque Aspir, Pathe, Zon-O-Phone). Despite the limits imposed by the technology, the information is clear and well presented.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. Thanks also to Adam Miller of New Zealand for the following info: "From Don Taylor's English 78 Picture Book, Bulldog Records were established during WWI by William Ditcham. Masters were mostly outdated Beka and Favorite material. In later years a green and yellow paper label replaced the earlier etched variety [see next label], Crystalate continued to press the discs until Bulldog's fadeout in the 1920s." See Miller's collection of stamps and labels at: www.78rpm.net.nz/

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

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