Oliver Record

Oliver Record (U.K.) / c. 1927

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Design: The label name, in a plain sans serif style, is superimposed on an elaborate background: a flowing banner suspended from a cross-bar strung with tasseled ropes. The design, as well as the label name, including the use of the word 'Record,' appears to be deliberately 'old-fashioned.' The graphics are identical to that seen on the Clausophon label from Germany.

History: Another in a string of cheaply-priced 6 inch records manufactured by the Crystalate consortium for sale in Woolworth's chain stores (see also Broadcast, Mimosa, Victory), and was manufactured throughout the 1920s until 1930. Why the name 'Oliver' was chosen is unknown. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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