RCA Victor 9

RCA Victor (Canada) / c. 1952

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Design: The Victor 'bat-wing' design from the early 1900s is used here, enclosing both the RCA and His Master's Voice logos. The instruction to 'Start Needle At Outside' seems rather superfluous, since (as far as I know) Pathé, the only exponent of starting play from the inside had abandoned that technology in the early 1920s. Perhaps it was simply used as a visual balance to the 'Speed 78 R.P.M.' notation.

History: The Radio Corporation of America, founded in 1919, became involved in the record manufacturing business in 1929 with the purchase of the Victor Talking Machine Co., the resultant combine becoming known as RCA Victor. The Hart House Glee Club, a male student choir affiliated with the University of Toronto, was founded in the early 1930s; Ward McAdam was its conductor between 1950 and 1958. Label scan courtesy of collector Owen Burgess of Canada.

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