Scala de Luxe Record

Scala de Luxe Record (U.K.) / c. 1915

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Design: A very attractive Edwardian-era design, with the organic outer border defining a large upper segment with a smaller imprinting area below. Soft shading in the background of the upper segment highlights a line illustration of the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, overlaid by script lettering.

History: The Scala name, marketed by the Fonotipia company, first appeared in 1911, and lasted until 1919. It was revived in 1920 by the American-owned Vocalion label, which had a British subsidiary. The Scala name would continue until 1927. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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