Symphonic (U.K.) / c. 1948

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Design: A long-haired conductor ('long-hair' was a term used to describe an intellectual class of people, who often listened to classical music) conducts a symphony orchestra, with a recording microphone on one side and a finished record on the other.

History: Recorded and manufactured by Densons of Chester, a small town on the border between England and Wales. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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