Gnom (Germany) / c. 1927

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Design: A gorgeous brush script logo, with the classic concave-ended swash underline. An attractive and well-balanced layout.

History: Obviously, to judge by the lettering style and colour combination, a subsidiary of the Lindström company (compare with the Lindström label design). Label scan courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland, who notes that this label is from a 6 inch (15 cm) record aimed at the newly-identified children's market. The label name, Gnom (gnome) refers to a small humanoid creature of fairy-tale legend. The illustration below of a Gnom record on a portable phonograph is courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes: "The Pigmynette portable phonograph was manufactured by Bing Werke AG, a very big German company with several big facilities and about 16,000 employees. The Bing catalogue was multilingual, so I think it is possible that the British Pigmy Gramophone label was a Bing activity in Great Britain."

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