Clausophon 1

Clausophon (Germany) / c. 1920

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Design: A pen-based, tightly-drawn script logo for the label name, which has been angled so that the main strokes are vertically aligned. Decorative ticks have been added to each letter (except the initial), in the Gothic style. The underline is also very stiffly drawn; compare with other swash-underlined logos from the same era, e.g. Beka and Globe, which are more loosely drawn. The Clausophon logo would also migrate to a softer, more fluid style (see next page).

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes: "From data published by author Horst H. Lange, the Clausophon label was produced by Clemens Claus AG of Thalheim, being later known as Clausophon GmbH of Berlin. Finally, this label belonged to the Küchenmeister group of affiliated labels (which included Ultraphon, etc.)."

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

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