Rach-O-Phone Record

Rach-O-Phone Record (U.K.) / c. 1913

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Design: The label name is contained within a thin-line panel which connects with an Art-Nouveau-style loop enclosing the lower segment. The artwork is very meticulously done and very well printed, showing the technical superiority of the Geman printing industry at that time.

History: Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. According to the web site of U.K. collector Norman Field, this short-lived label was issued by one Israel Rachovitch of Whitechapel in East London (his initials, 'IR,' appear on the base of the Mosaic tablets). The discs were made in Germany by the Kalliope company.




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