Telefunken 3

Telefunken (Denmark) / c. 1939

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Design: A modified version of the standard V-shaped Telefunken design from Germany, with the lower segment receiving more definition.

History: Telefunken was founded in 1903 as a joint venture between two large German companies, Siemens & Halske and Allegemeine Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft. However, the record label of the same name was not launched until 1932 when Telefunken decided to take over the record technology and matrices from the bankrupt Küchenmeister conglomerate (thanks to collector Georg Richter of Germany, who supplied the above scan, for updated info).

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

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