Perfectaphone

Perfectaphone (U.S.A. ethnic) / c. 1942

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Design: A plain design, but visually well balanced, featuring letterpress fonts from the Linotype (Metro, for the smaller lines) and Ludlow (Tempo Heavy Condensed, for the label name) slug-casting machines, suggesting a low-cost production budget.

History: Probably no relation to the French label from the 1920s of the same name (although the use of the old-fashioned words 'Phonograph Records' might indicate an earlier date than the 1940s), but evidently catering to ethnic-speaking minorities on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. (New York, Philadelphia, Boston?).




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