Nipponophone (Japan) / c. 1926

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Design: Initially based on the Paramount label. After being bought out by Columbia in 1925, the design conforms to the standard Columbia format, with the label name running straight across and round-cornered panels for the upper and lower segments. The phonograph seen in the earlier design has disappeared, and the eagle now is perched in mid-air, its talons gripping nothing.

History: Nipponophone began in 1910 as the manufacturer of the first Japanese-made phonograph. Nipponophone also produced the Orient Record.

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