Cort Record

Cort Record (U.S.A.) / c. 1914

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Design: A nice Edwardian-style logo above the spindle-hole consisting of intertwined letters (see similar logos on Star Record, Thomas Record), the first and last of which carry decorative spurs half-way up the stems. On either side of the logo are very pretty Victorian-era organic flourishes, which (surprisingly) are not mirror-image but are very well-balanced, as is the entire design. The label name lettering shows the blobby stub-serif style that was coming into advertising fashion at the time.

History: In business from c. 1910 to 1915, and manufactured by Columbia. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.

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