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BELTONA
UK label issued by George Murdoch & Co for many years, drawing on matrices (and pressings made by) UK Vocalion, then Edison-Bell, then Decca (more to come...)

198C: UK 1929, using Vocalion matrix 10"
BROADCAST SUPER TWELVE
The Broadcast label (qv) was the mainstay of the Vocalion Gramophon Co. in the late 20s but it was a small 8"(later 9") disc with narrow grooves and thus longer playing time, but with distortion problems.Broadacast Twelve was the 10" size with a 12" playing time - and the same problems. The later Super Twelve (1931-33) only had a normal duration for a 10" disc but it was of much better quality. It was continued after Vocalion's sale to Crystalate.


208A: issued by Vocalion Gramophone Co. 10" 1931
(the first ever BS12 disc)

     
BRUNSWICK
USA: Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co, acquired by American Record Corporation (ARC) then by CBS.
UK: Initially operated by Chappell's as agency for american recordings, using the Brunswick Cliftophone label (qv) re-founded as British Brunswick ltd which failed; new agency introduced by Decca (UK) Detailed info coming soon..

008B: USA standard series 'scroll' label 10" C.1928

008UB: UK standard series 'scroll' label, 1947

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