Duophone 5

Duophone Record (U.K.) / 1929

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Design: This label, introduced in 1928, was the final design used by Duophone in the record-manufacturing side of its business. The square inside the circle, the outer edges filled with organic ornament, was a concept used by Vocalion. The spiky leaves match the Gothic lettering of the label name, and the classic black-and-gold colour combination make this a very attractive label. The 'U' at the top presumably represents the word 'Unbreakable,' an advertising claim used by the company.

History: Launched in late 1925, the Duophone label survived until early 1930. It was marketed in combination with the Duophone phonograph, which featured a twin sound reproducer for increased volume. Label scan courtesy of collector Jukka Kettunen of Finland.

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

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