Telefunken Melodia

Telefunken Melodia (Austria) / c. 1949

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Design: The pie-shaped design and the diamond-shaped logo is used consistently by Telefunken, with different colour combinations and typographic elements.

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 recording technology and matrices of the bankrupt Küchenmeister conglomerate. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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

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