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Heart records were available for a short period just prior to WWI, in 1913-14. They were pressed in Germany using Dacapo masters and also had Dacapo catalogue numbers, in 10" and 12" size. The trade journal mentions, when announcing this new lael, that there were 70 12" and 600 10" discs available.

They are extremely rare, possibly because of a court case in March 1914, where it was found that the manufacturer had neglected to past copyright stamps on some of the records, and were instructed to destroy all unstamped records.


The second design, which is ony known from this solitary image, is
a label only, having been previously removed from the disc. Hence it is not known if this styke was a proper "pressed" record, or it this was a paste-over label. The design and colours are remarkably similar to early "Regal" records.

Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for the first image, and Norman Field for the second one.

 

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.

Additional information provided by:
Norman Field, Graham Farnell

Page last updated on: April 26, 2018

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists
1      
       
16 5244 Your Eyes Have Told Me So T. Jackson
       
51      
52 E-269
E-280
"Tosca" - E Lucevan Le Stella (Puccini)
"Rigoletto" - La Donna E Mobile (Verdi)
Mr. H. Dubin
53      
54      
55      
56      
57 E-273
5195
Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
Glorious Devon
Michael Henry
Thomas Howell
58      
59      
60      
       
80      
81 560-3213 Selection from "Martha" (Flotow) [anon]
82      
83      
84 3037
3111
Nocturne (Chopin)
Ave Maria (Gounod; Bach)
Violin Solo
85      
       
138 2616
2624/5
In My Little Cabin Home Out West
Last Night Was The End Of The World
The Jollies
Herbert Barnes
139      
140      
141      
142      
143 2676 Lamd Of Hope And Glory Howard Thomas