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British 78rpm record labels whose name begins with U. Using the letter links below you can see pages for other letters.
Unless otherwise noted, all research and images are my own, but as you will see, many other people have helped, especially with the label catalogue listings.

All images are thumbnails, so clicking on them will display a full-sized image. Where the label name is a link, clicking it will take you to a new page with more information and, in most cases, an attempt to list all issues on that label.

Page last updated on: September 21, 2017

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Label Notes


Unicorn A paste-over label dating from pre-WWI and extremely rare. It is not certain what records are pasted over, but Coliseum has been suggested. The example shown right doesn't look like a pasted-over label to me, however.
Please e-mail me with details of ANY of these records. Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for providing the label photo.
Unison Unison records were sold by the Co-Operative society ("The Co-Op") during the later half of the 1920s. They were pressed by Vocalion and duplicate exactly their 8" and 9" Broadcast records, even to the pseudonyms (with only a couple of exceptions).
Label listing: See "Broadcast".
Unitas Dating from about 1929, these were made for the Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society Limited.
Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for the label image.
Universal There were three different records using this name.
The first was made by the Disc Record company of Harrow for The Universal Record Co of London and it used Nicole masters (see first image). It was available in both 7" and 10" sizes, the 7" being made of the same sort of material as Nicole records and the 10" was of standard shellac. The record was launched in September 1913, but had disappeared by December of the same year, being replaced by Pelican records.
Thanks to F. Finnigan of Holland for the 1st label image.

The second label, actually "Universal Double Disc" was manufactured by Homophon in Germany for the Australian market  prior to WWI; sometimes the label is just a paste-over. The catalogue ran from 8000 to just over 8400. (See second image).
Thanks to Adam Miller for providing the 2nd label image.

The third label, just "Universal Record", may only have been sold in Australia as well. Again, pressed by Homophon in Germany prior to WWI, it had a 2000- catalogue series (see third image).
Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for providing the 3rd label image.

Unolla These are personal records dating from the early 1950s, recorded by Larg & Sons of Dundee.
Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for the label image.
Up-To-Date This extemely rare label was a German-produced one from pre-WWI using Dacapo masters and with an E-100 series catalogue.
Please e-mail me with details of ANY of these records. Also a better label scan !

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