Emerson 4

The New Emerson (U.S.A.) / 1924

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Design: The central component of the Emerson logo is enlarged so that the record fits over the spindle hole -- a logical approach. The floral border is very similar to that seen on the Domino label. The size of font used for the imprinting is very much too small.

History: After going bankrupt in 1922, Emerson was sold, to become the 'New Emerson' label under new ownership. Less than two years later, it was sold again, and finally died in 1927. Alternate label scan (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "Just by chance I found that on one side of New Emerson #10576, c. 1922, the company forgot to imprint any information -- the label is completely blank! It can be identified as Billy Jones singing I Gave You Up. However, the flip side is normal."

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

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