Neptune Record

Neptune Record (U.K.) / c. 1917

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Design: Classic roman capitals for the label name, with a trident drawn in matching style, but the abstract pattern of fish and waves in the lower segment might have been better matched with sans serif display type. The font used for the imprinting of the song title ('Roses') is called Engravers, and was designed in imitation of copper-plate engraved lettering.

History: According to record collector and music researcher Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who supplied this image, Neptune was made by the Crystalate conglomerate for music publisher Curwens (later known as the Curwen Press) using masters from the Invicta (a.k.a. Guardsman) label.




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