Friday, April 08, 2011

Voice-O-Graph Labelography (Part 3)

This is my third update to my Voice-O-Graph Labelography project. This time I have added a very late era label at the bottom. It spins at 78 or 45 rpm, and has a paper base.comically it still says patent pending around the label. What they're patenting after 25 years I cant venture a guess. Thankfully this rare disc is dated and labeled.I think this is the last label made by the Mutoscope corporation.

There are at least two more types which I am still documenting including one that probably date to the 50s. This list is not complete, and continues to grow. Hopefully this can serve as a bit of a labelography for future use. Below I describe, label, and date each type of Mutoscope made disc as fully as possible with all dates I've encountered. I will continue to update this post so it may be used for reference.

Black on Green: Years:1951, 1955

Blue on Blue: Year: 1948

Red on Yellow: Years: 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947

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Black On Red: 1948

Red on Beige: 1946, 1948

Mutoscope Black Label: (45 rpm) Years????

Black on White (45 rpm) 1957, 1959

GEM Mutoscope Disc:Years: 1945?

Empire State Observations Mutoscope Disc: Partial post mark to 1953? Last digit unclear.  Patent Number 2600573 dates to 1946.

Red Top on Yellow: Years (unknown)

Yellow on Yellow: Years 1964