Kristall Elektro Record 1

Kristall Elektro Record (Czechoslovakia) / 1929

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Design: The basic format is obviously based on the Odeon label (right), with its bold outer border containing the lower segment, and the label name reversed out of a solid block above the spindle hole.

History: Label scans above and below courtesy of collector Gabriel G÷ssel of Czechoslovakia, who writes: "Matrices were obtained from Deutsche Crystalate Schallplatten GmbH, 1929. Product of a Czech distributor of German branch of the motherácompany, The Gramophone Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of London.áSince 1932 these recordings were pressed in Prague by the Esta Company."

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