United Record 2

United Record (U.S.A.) / c. 1912

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Design: The design shows echoes of the Art Nouveau movement with its rounded corners and delicate organic decoration. A strong and well-balanced symmetrical layout.

History: According to Sutton & Nauck (American Record Labels and Companies), United Record, based in Chicago, was in business from 1909 to 1916, the records being manufactured for them by Columbia, and featured a non-standard (1 1/2 inch) spindle hole. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.

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

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