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A 10" record dating to about 1914,
manufactured in Germany (Prussia) for the British market, including some
British recordings. At that time, William Burman, of City Road, London
was the sole agent for these records. None have been seen
recently in Britian, and their production would have been
curtailed by the outbreak of WWI that year. Frank Andrews, in
Hillandale News 229, says he thinks the source recordings may
have come from the Turmalin Company. These listed here appear to have
the same source as Operaphone records, and in fact Operaphone 135
matches Derby 135 seen here. Operaphone records were usually pressed by
The two examples which have been sent to me (as images) have both come from the Antipodes, one from Australia and one from Tasmania, so from currently-known information, it may well be that they were made for exporting there only and not sold in the UK.
There was a version of this label made and sold only in Germany (which I'm not inrteresed in here). The design is identical, other than the titling is all in German and the "recorded in England.." round the lower edge is not present.
Thanks to Chris McDonald for the label image.
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Thanks to the following preople for helping with the information on this page: Duncan Brand, Ray Diagram, Chris McDonald.
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