Imperial Broadcast

Imperial Broadcast (U.K.) / 1934

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Design: The electric flashes emanating from the Crystalate logo to a pair of radio broadcast towers were popular during the Art Deco era, and can be seen on other labels of the period, e.g. Broadcast, Edison Bell.

History: The CGR at the top stands for The Crystalate Gramophone Record Manufacturing Co., a conglomerate which had its beginnings in the Neophone company and would eventually morph into the Decca empire. It produced other labels during the 1920s, including Imperial. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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