Pathe 4

Pathé (China) / c. 1929

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Design: The basic format follows the standard late 1920s Columbia label design, with a 2/3 - 1/3 split between the upper and lower segments, with rounded corners.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "This Pathé record is an electrical lateral recording without a lead-in groove. The previous owner wrote on the sleeve "Dragon King On The Sea" (Chinese opera music of the 1920s). Chinese Pathé was founded in Shanghai about 1908. From about 1930 onwards, the Chinese Pathé pressing plant was also used by Beka and Columbia. In 1960, Shanghai Pathé became a subsidiary of EMI."

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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