Orfeon Record

Orfeon Record (Turkey) / c. 1922

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Design: Obviously closely related to the earlier Odeon label from the International Talking Machine Company, using the same border and font styles. Instead of the Odeon building, however, there is a fine-line drawing of a Greek temple.

History:
From Wikipedia: "Orfeon Records was a Turkish producer of phonographs and gramophone records. The first record company in Turkey, it was founded by the Blumenthal family in 1912. The company was based in Constantinople and was actively producing records up until 1924 when it was purchased by Columbia Records. Columbia continued to operate the Orfeon factory in Constantinople until they closed it in the 1970s." Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.




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