Victor 4

Victor (U.S.A.) / 1926

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Design: Beginning in early 1925 and becoming the standard recording method by late 1926, the 'VE' notation at the top and foot of the label indicates that this recording was made by way of electric microphones, which produced a more 'modern' sound than the old acoustic horn method. The 'scroll' label, introduced in October 1926, marked a departure in design from the old 'bat-wing' format. The area allowed for imprinting became a little more cramped because of the thick-and-thin border, but here the type sizes are well handled to achieve maximum legibility.

History: As previous. In early 1927 Eldridge Johnson sold his controlling interest in Victor to a banking group, and in 1929 it would be re-sold to the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

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

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