Brunswick Cliftophone

Brunswick Cliftophone (U.K.) / c. 1924

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Design: The label name and imprinting information are contained within frames decorated with thin, wiry curlicues and ribbons, which overlap a circular frame around the spindle hole. The second and third printings make the colour registering very tight.

History: Brunswick records were introduced into Britain from the U.S.A. by way of the Chappell Piano Co., which marketed Cliftophone gramophones. The fine print inside the circle around the spindle hole reads: "Sole Sales Commissionaires: Chappell Piano Co. Ltd., New Bond St., London W1." However, the Cliftophone name was dropped in the late 1920s, when Brunswick records began to carry the standard American design. 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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