Curry's Cycle Co. (U.K.) / c. 1912

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Design: Carefully crafted in the rather fussy late Victorian style, with the Victorian habit of putting periods at the end of sentences is followed here ("Towns." "Records." "Firms."). The little circular sticker makes reference to the Imperial Copyright Act of 1911, which obviated the need for authors and composers to register their works individually and prevented others from copying their works for a period of life plus 50 years.

History: Evidently manufactured by Edison Bell (note similarity of layout to the Velvet Face Record label). The chain of Currys stores, which had its beginnings in the late 1880s, is still in business today, although under other ownership. Label scan courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.

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