Edison Bell Winner

Edison Bell Winner (U.K.) / 1930

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Design: This label has an old-fashioned look, being more typical of the 1910-1920 timeframe.

History: Edison Bell started out as cylinder manufacturers. The Winner name, added in 1912, lasted until 1933, when the label was bought by Decca. Musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. notes: "This issue was recorded in London in March 1930. "The name on the label conceals the identity of a famous Scottish musical hall artist, Harry Gordon, who recorded for Parlophone and Beltona." Alternate label scan (below) showing a line of copy running around the upper segment courtesy of collector Greg Butler of the U.K.

Alternate colour label scan below courtesy of collector Jukka Kettunen of Finland.




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