Help – Search – Members – Calendar. Full Version: Dating old 78 rpm record. This is a picture of probably the oldest record in my collection, and I was wondering how old it was exactly. But also engraved in the wax is the following text: “patented nov 25, “. Also, according to the label, Columbia apparently won a Grand Prize in St. Louis, in It is a single sided record, and since Columbia started making double-faced records in , my best guess is that this record dates from the period.
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Please email if you have questions, corrections or comments on anything you see. Columbia is an important player in the history of recorded music, having been in the business of making phonographs and records since Because of patents held by both Columbia and Victor during the first few decades of the 20th century, they held a virtual duopoly over recorded music. My goal here isn’t to give you the full history of Columbia. I defer you to other published works.
Nor is this website a complete listing of labels produced by Columbia.
Ted has an outstanding collection of 78 rpm record labels. In the first 20 years of the recording industry, Victor and Columbia exercised American Record Labels, and The Almost Complete 78 Rpm Record Dating Guide.
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Of all the record formats, 78s invoke the most passion among collectors. In the Berliner flat disc beat out the Edison cylinder to become the medium by which popular songs were distributed to the masses. It ruled supreme until when the 45 and LP were introduced, but it took 10 more years before it was completely phased out. It’s safe to say the 78 disc recorded, and in fact is largely responsible for, one of the most fascinating periods in American popular music.
Countless millions were made and sold all over the world so if you don’t have any of your own, you probably know someone who has a pile in the basement. That person probably thinks of them as either a bunch of junk or valuable beyond belief just because they’re old.
Speeds and pitching of 78rpm gramophone records
In this section you will find all the 78rpm original records released by the labels Billie was under contract, organized by label name. It covers the period — Originally called Philo Records, changed to its better-known name in April
Ace, An eary “acetate” disc, the example here dates from , based on It was aimed at the popular cheaper record buying market and was available Columbia bought the English branch of Pathe in December ; it is.
Oxford Records was a record label active in the United States of America from roughly until No recording activity was undertaken by Sears. All discs were single-sided. In , Sears introduced the Oxford disc to replace the earlier Harvard brand. Oxford discs contain the same material as released by the producing company. For the most part the titles released were popular items that were deemed likely to sell over a long period of time. A few sides from Columbia’s ethnic matrix series were also released.
These were the studio ensembles of the recording company and musicians commonly used by all record companies of the time such as Vess Ossman and Arthur Collins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oxford Records Oxford label c. Denver, Colorado: Mainspring Press. Mainspring Press. Archived from the original on 25 November Retrieved 2 September
Old 78 rpm Records – A view into music history since 1900
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The Hopper Columbia Masterworks Discography; The Record Collector; The Gramophone Magazine; Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia; Members of the 78rpm.
Check out the Internet Archive when you have some hours to kill, link below Does anybody else in the group buy and play 78 rpm records? If so, do you play them on vintage equipment? I do and I love it! I went to his house on Saturday Sept. Turned out the guy is a record dealer and he wasn’t able to sell these anywhere he went.
78s We Buy
By Maribeth Keane — February 4th, Gary Herzenstiel talks about 78 rpm records , the major 78rpm manufacturers, their technology, and the history of the record industry in general. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Gary can be contacted through his site, 78rpmrecord.
Columbia – 78 RPM – Label Discography. UK: Records: Latest Updates: Gallery: Country.
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Discographical sources for 78 RPM recordings
By continuing to use the forum you conform your acceptance of these. If you are not happy to accept these you must stop using the forum and delete our cookies from your browser. Re: year old 78RPM record. I only started collecting 78 records a little over 3 years ago, after buying an old wind-up Columbia gramophone at a car boot sale.
The discography includes artist identifications, as determined from the corresponding Columbia releases; the original Columbia source issues and release dates;.
M ichael Thomas’ Website. Using the letter links below you can see pages for other letters. Unless otherwise noted, all research and images are my own, but as you will see, many other people have helped, especially with the label catalogue listings. All images are thumbnails, so clicking on them will display a full-sized image. Where the label name is a link, clicking it will take you to a new page with more information, images and, in most cases, an attempt to list all issues on that label.
Page last updated on: September 24, A ddisco This would appear to be a one-off issue, containing two transfers of rare s jazz recordings from Paramount. The label gives no details about the producer or the reason for the issue, and no catalogue numbers.