At the end of this introductory section, you can follow the simple instructions to date most Victor and Victrola phonographs in a matter of minutes. . Perhaps even people in Austria found difficulty in ordering these too, because they are quite scarce. All Victrola collectors are indebted to him! So we can fairly conclude that this is what has been done. There are a lot of collectors out there. Date with the canadian subsidiary became brc and his orchestra.
Phonograph collectors like the beauty and rarity of the phonograph. But copies of a double disc Columbia issued in 1908 that remained in the catalog through the end of the acoustic era in 1925 would all be considered the same issue, though collectors will run across pressings reflecting three significantly different label designs and many, many more sub variations of each of those three designs. Note that Victor discs of the 1920s did not show the master number, either on the label or in the wax, except for a brief period around 1927. It was a 1917 — my grandfather bought it right before World War I. It depended mostly on the complexity of the groove. Click to put berliner out of sony music cd 40 of the non-foil sticker dates current either. The case is in excellent condition.
Some makes of record give us details of which stamper was used to press it. We know that Decca used numbers for their takes, so this is take 1. People are surprised that most Victrolas sound as good as they do. This side was recorded 17th November 1932. Files for the elusive 2000—3000 series have been lost, but this example probably dates to 1903.
As to actual pressing figures, I have no idea. And so it went on as more people were involved. Victor didn't always keep the sticker dates current either. You have to carefully stamp it with little dies. Moreover, the disc is in superb condition, and is well recorded too, though with the lack of bass that afflicts some Parlophones around this time.
The date shown on that side was not the date the record was made, but it´s usually within a year, for reasons we do not know. This is the Index of Victor Records. According to the Almost Complete 78 rpm Record Dating Guide by Steven C Barr it should be from 1901, because the matrix number is 512-8-8. In March 1903, a 7-inch record provided not more than 2 minutes of recorded sound, and cost 50 cents. The pre-1908 single sided Columbias did not have matrix numbers - the catalog number was the matrix number. Evidently the first stamper wore out, so they made another one from the mother. Collectors Weekly: What are some key things you look for when collecting phonographs? Victor records from 1900 - 1902 also had very plain labels.
By 1925 these letters were only about 2mm tall. I have not seen this model mentioned yet. So today you can buy a box of them for a couple of bucks. I have two and a half weeks to get this project modeled and then textured, and google images just aint bringing me up to par. The links below will show you the labels I have in my collection in alphabetical order. There may well be three letters.
But they seem to have forgotten about the Aa prefix, probably provided for such a size, and that as recently as 1921. I can add the labels faster than I can research them at this point. Not having seen one before, I thought it would be interesting to pass this along. Also, according to the label, Columbia apparently won a Grand Prize in St. It was considered a very humanistic logo.
The serial number also appeared as the record, or catalog number. The information was written, stamped and etched into the middle of the disc. The big work is the woodwork, the veneer restoration of the woods. Look for the Dog is the Handbook. The catalogue numbering system of the Gramophone Company was exceedingly complicated, so I am glad this page is not really about catalogue numbers, just the other numbers on 78s. Does this mean anything important? So as much as rca victor 78 rpm re-releases of western electric, in hollywood.
Usually, from a collecting standpoint, a label reflecting an early pressing is considered more desirable. It is extremely important that I get every detail of every part of it, Unfortunately, I have yet to find good, quality photo resources. Presley - list by columbia records that. If you do, please let us know and we will update, giving you full credit! Has alot of needles that go with the machine to play the records with. There are three numbers in the wax of this record, shown below. Victor really was a prime, quality company. The catalogue number, Z4698 is there to the right of the hole, and the only other number label is E 3938, in brackets at the left of the hole.
Now that good electrical recording was possible, you could have a microphone placed some distance from where the master was cut. Edie: I put a number of books on my website that I recommend strongly for the Victor collector. The American Record Label Directory and Dating Guide, 1940-1959. Those pressings are laminated - they are basically Viva-Tonals with a Brunswick or Melotone label. The number in the wax we have not dealt with yet, 40624-A gives us the answer. The label existed from about 1912 to 1937, and during the last 10 years of that period they were made for Graves by Parlophone, who used material from their own record holdings. And, of course, in those early days of disc records, they were competing with cylinder records which did not even have labels or a place to etch artist information.