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 Post subject: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Has anyone come across this?

I have an Edison Diamond Disc with the etched/engraved labeling. One side is 50701 R Sweet Luana the other side is 50369 L Medley of Hawaiian Airs.

I can understand an issue like that with paper labels, but the engraved? Hmm... Alan (see photos)


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:55 pm 
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I have a few of those. There are three different styles, pre paper label, that I know of.
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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Phonoboy wrote:
I have a few of those. There are three different styles, pre paper label, that I know of.



I think the point of the original post is that he has a disc that has two completely different catalog numbers. I've never seen that happen. I could see it in the very early days when they pressed the Condensite and then glued it to the disk afterwards, but this disc is much too late for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
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I guess I wasn't paying attention. Sorry for that. I don't think I've seen that before.
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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
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Very odd: could this have been a mix-up at one particular press? I wonder how many copies were pressed before the mistake was caught?

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Edison Disc Labeling
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:35 am 
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If the edge is unfinished, as in rough and not ground smooth, it's a test pressing. I have several like this with different catalog numbers on each side. A few of mine have finished edges, too, but they were obviously used for tests, or possibly an employee pressing things to take home. At least one of mine has a paper label on each side with very elaborate fountain pen script listing all the info.

So my guess would be a test.

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