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A very scarce label from pre-WWI. This one actually states "Made in Germany" though the labelling is all in English. It is thought to have been produced for the Alexander Record Company of Birmingham, Chester, Coventry & Manchester.
The catalogue series are the same as the Beka discs from whence the masters are all derived. They started at 01; the highest known being 478, the Beka issue of which was issued in late 1911.

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Last updated: January 08, 2016

Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps; you can see that I have very little information so far.
Thanks to the following for assisting:
Frank Andrews, Mike Atkins, Bill Dean-Myatt, Norman Field, Graham Farnell

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
1        
         
42 40285
40328
With Flying Colours, march
The Sharpshooters, march
Alexander London Orchestra Beka 42
         
62 02918
02919
Wedding Bellls - gavotte with bells
Les Cloches De St. Malo
H.M. Scots Guards Band  
63        
64 00301
00303
Dixieland
Laughing Waltz
H.M. Scots Guards Band  
         
90 40413
40490
Bees Wedding (Mendelssohn)
Waltz Gracieux (Geehl)
Henry E. Geehl (piano)  
91        
92        
93        
94        
95 40437
40438
Frivolity
Romping Rosie
Mr. J. Pidoux (banjo)  
96        
97        
98        
99 40444
40445
Robin Redbreast
While The Birds Are Singing To Me
Harold Wilson & Joe Belmont (duet)  
         
116   Thora
Come Into The Garden, Maud
Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor)  
         
162 40333
40448
Asleep In The Deep
When The Ebb Tides Flow
Norman Williams (bass)  
         
186 40542
41583
The Night Watchman
Take A Little Bit Off If You Want To
Harry Kendrick (bass)
Georgie Goldin
from Frank Andrews
186 40582
40583
Enjoy Yourself
I Used To Sigh For The Silvery Moon
Pete Brown (comic) from Graham Farnell; Oct 2013
         
231 40630
40631
Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
The Village Blacksmith
Humphrey Bishop (bass)  
232 40659
40660
Sweet Adeline
In The Evening By The Moonlight, Dear Louise
James Hudson (baritone)  
         
250 40648
40675
The Girl In The Clogs And Shawl
Let's All Go Down The Strand
Bert Alvey (comic) (= Will Terry)
Bert Alvey (comic) (= Harry Bluff)
 
         
260 40686
40687
Good Luck, Mary
As Long As The World Rolls On
Will Jones (of "The Big Four") (w/ harmonized chorus)
Harry Keezing  (of "The Big Four")
 
         
267 40699
40700
To Old Bombay
To The End Of The Road
The Big Four (Hebrew Mintrels)  
         
286 40761
40765
Thousand And One Nights
La Rinka Dance
Alexander London Orchestra  
287        
288        
289        
290        
291 40828
40829
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
Molly O'Morgan
Bert Alvey (comic)  
292        
293        
294 40758
40839
On Jersey's Shore - march
Austria March
Alexander London Orchestra  
         
372 41342
41343
The Cubanola Glide
The Boys Of The Old Brigade - vocal march
Empire Military Band with W. Ashfield
Empire Military Band with Jack Charman
 
         
464 41114
41227
Iolanthe - selection parts 1 & 2 (A. Sullivan) Alexander London Orchestra  
         
472 41342 The Cubanola Glide Palais de Dance Orchestra (= Empire Military Band) Beka 472
         
478 41316
41321
Some Day You'll Know
I Like Your Apron And Your Bonnet
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
         
20399 2001
2002
The Girl In the Train, selection parts 1 & 2 Alexander Band  
         
20407 10503
10504
Take A Wife
Oh, My! What A Surprise
Harry Field Klingsor 8638
         
20439 10539
10540
The Butcher
Tin Tacks (You Do Look Well)
Will Evans Polydor 8640