78 rpm record dating
The ultimate goal is to create a label discography to match every scan shown here.What is not here: 78/LP/45 labels usually use the same general format for many different released titles.
Any flat disc record, made between about 1898 and the late 1950s and playing at a speed around 78 revolutions per minute is called a "78" by collectors.As every CD cover, Cassette J-Card, 8-Track stick-on-label, VHS box, and DVD case is unique for every title, those formats are not included on these pages. As I have time, I plan to add here scans of every different label in my collection. | Pathways of Sound* | Pentagon | Pfau | Philips (Mercury)* | Pickwick/33 (Capitol)* | Pickwick/33 (Dot)* | Plowboy | Polka King (Radiant) | Polkaland | Polka-Time | Polkatime | Pop | | Q | (1/1) | Quill* | | R | (19/34) | Racon | Rainbow | Ramblin' (Rounder)* | Raven | Raynard | RCA Camden* | RCA Victor* | RCB | Red House* | Reflection | Reflector | Reprise* | Rerun | Ribbit | Rollo | Rounder* | Royal American* | Rusty Rose | RY | | S | (20/25) | Sandy* | Sandy Hook* | Sara (Cuca) | Scepter* | Second Wave* | Slash* | Soda Jerk* | Soma* | Soul* | Spectacular | Spin | Spruce Tree | Squeezebox | Stacy* | Star Light | Studio Sound | Sunblind | Sunnyvale* | Super Sonic Refrige* | Swing Rock | | T | (20/28) | Tangent | Target | Teen Town | Tee Pee | Tevar* | Thrushwood* | TJB | TK* | Tomorrow River | Tool Room | Tornado* | Touch and Go* | Toward* | Trade Wind | Train on the Island* | Transaction | Traveler | Trick Knee | TRX* | Turtle Creek* | | U | (04/08) | United Artists* | Universal City* | USA | UW-Madison | | V | (06/09) | V* | Valley | Vera | Verve* | VM | Vocalion* | | W | (13/20) | Warner Bros.* | Weary Wolf | Wheatland* | Willow | Win-Mil | Window | Windspirit | Wisconsin Folklife Center | Wisconsin Power & Light Co.The aim of this project was to create a discography for all Columbia Masterwork 78rpm Albums in order of issue from M-1 to M-1100 as well as include the X, OP and S series.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.One of the smallest records ever produced, Babygram records were just 4" in diameter and single-sided.Generally 78s are made of a brittle material which uses a shellac resin (thus their other name is shellac records).
Although the speeds of the earliest discs can vary considerably from 78 rpm they are still called "78s".
Secondary Sources: Blues & Rhythm, UK collector magazine.
Reissued as THE BILLBOARDERS (Formerly THE PROGRESSIVE FOUR)". SOURCES Primary Sources: The Afro-American newspaper, primarily Washington Edition. The Norfolk Journal and Guide, weekly newspaper, multiple editions.
They are made of a vinyl-like material by British Homophone for Raphael Lipkin, director of Pippin Toys of London SW8.
They were certainly available in the mid-1960s, so it seems most likely that they date from the first half of the 1960s.
These cost 6d each and were recorded by Beka/Lindstrom in London.