Siemens (U.K.) / 1928

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Design: A great illustration of a pair of sturdy-looking children carrying huge light bulbs, against an upsweeping background of blue and white stripes. Electricity (and the incandescent electric light bulb) was making an enormous impact on urban and rural society at this point in time, being installed in many older homes and bringing such inestimable benefits as indoor lighting, heating, radio, the telephone etc. to the masses.

History: Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that this record was produced by Duophone Records for the German electrical corporation Siemens Electrical.

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