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These were produced by Edison Bell from about 1912 onwards for Bornand Freres of Devonshire Square, Bishopsgate, London.

Based on the known issues (see below) it would appear that the catalogue ran from No. 301 to the 340s. They may even have all been issued in one lot. Certainly, judging by their scarcity, they were probably not on sale for very long.

As you can tell by the rather scant listing, they are exceedingly rare. I have never seen one, and the scan was, I think, taken from an Ebay listing some years ago.

 

This is a first attempt at a listing. Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

My thanks to Frank Andrews in providing most of the information for this page.
Thanks also to the following for providing more details:
Norman Field, Mike Langridge

Page last updated on: July 04, 2020

Cat No Matrix (control) Title Labelled Artists Original issue
301        
302        
303        
304        
305        
306 2498 (11)
2531 (19)
I Wonder If You Miss Me Sometimes
Don't Go Down The Mine, Dad
Chas. Reynolds (baritone) (= Stanley Kirkby) Bell 238
Bell 239
307        
308 2657 (6)
2853 (14)
The Belle Of The Barber's Ball
Hullo! Here Comes a Jolly Sailor
The Charmans (Jack & Nancy Charman)
Fred Williams (= Stanley Kirkby)
Bell 277
Bell 364
309        
310        
311        
312        
313        
314        
315        
316        
317        
318 2055 (32)
2294 (41)
Mary
I Hear You Calling Me
Sam Day (tenor) (= Alfred Heather)
Sam Day (tenor) (= Crawford Kent)
Bell 12
Bell 109
319        
320 2450 (34)
2375 (39)
My Sweetheart When a Boy
The Young Royalist
Sam Day (= Wilson Pembroke)
Harry Trevor (= Robert Carr)
Bell 213
Bell 168
321        
322        
323        
324 (45)
(81)
Old Comrades
Christchurch Calls
Imperial Infantry Band Bell 306
Bell 174 ?
325        
326        
327        
328        
329 2474 (47) The Chocolate Soldier - waltz Imperial Infantry Band Bell 220
330        
331        
332        
333        
334 2401 (68)
2406 (54)
Whispering Of The Flowers
Amina
Imperial Infantry Band Bell 184
335        
336        
337        
338 (74)
(132)
Faust, selection part 2
Raymond, overture part 2
Imperial Infantry Band Bell 121
Bell 144
339 2403 (84)
2491 (76)
"Messiah" - Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
"Tannhauser" - Pilgrim's March (Wagner)
Imperial Infantry Band (= Band of HM King Edward's Horse) Bell 286
Bell 242
340        
341 2385
2391
The Fire Alarm - descriptive
Under The Double Eagle - march
Imperial Band (= Band of HM King Edward's Horse)
Imperial Infantry Band (= Royal Military Band)
Bell 171
Bell 177
         
393 96
111
The High School Cadets
Marche Militaire
Royal Military Band
Imperial Guards Band
Grammavox A-46
Grammavox A-53