Rexophone 1

Rexophone Record (Australia) / c. 1913

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Design: The label name lettering is set in a high-waisted, condensed stub-serif font of the Art Nouveau era. 'Order by this number' is an distinctive touch, as is the appearance of the wording 'Pressed in Berlin' (more commonly used designations for German-pressed records for an English-speaking market read 'Pressed in Saxony' or 'Pressed Abroad').

History: Rexophone was a pre-WWI product of the German Homophon company which, using English recordings, pressed the records in Germany, and then marketed them in Australia. The enterprise ended with the outbreak of WWI. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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

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