Starr Gennett 1

Starr Gennett (Canada) / 1920

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Design: Featuring a distinctive hexagonal format, with curvilinear ornament filling the outer spaces. The curlicued Gothic lettering for the label name follows an arc shape but retains verticality, not being splayed outward, as with the Sterno label.

History: When the parent company, Indiana-based Starr Piano, changed its label name to Gennett in 1917, the Canadian subsidiary kept the name of Starr. Sold in the early 20s to Compo (owned by Herbert Berliner, son of industry pioneer Emile Berliner), it would last into the 1940s.

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

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