Labels compiled from the collection of Glenn Longwell. Page last updated on November 15, 2010.
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78 rpm Record Labels - Cre to ...
Crescent. Crescent Talking Machine Co. Inc. New York. 1916-18. Crescent was a manufacturer of phonographs and was incorporated on December 8, 1913. Advertisements I have for them in 1916-1918 show them to be makers of the Silvertone line of phonographs, although there appears to be no connection to Sears and would possibly infringe on their trademark name. All ads I've seen between 1914-1920 for their phonographs mention that they play all types of records, referring to both lateral and vertical. The first two discs shown are 8" and were the first line of Crescent records. They were pressed by Operaphone and are vertical cut. They have the same appearance as the Operaphones of the time. Just like the Operaphones the examples I've seen without the paint filled letters has the "MADE IN U.S.A." statement on them. Not sure if this is a coincidence or not just yet. Pairings were not the same as Operaphone's records. A ten inch series, pressed by Rex I do not have an example of yet. The third picture is, what is believed to be, their final series from Pathe masters and is 10 inch. They have c prefixed catalog numbers. They also have the the warning label on them like other Pathe products, "For United States Consumption Only." Last is an example of an 8" Crescent sleeve.
Crystalette. Crystalette Music Co. Long Beach, CA. Late 1940s and 1950s. This record by Kay Starr with the Cryalette All Stars is from February 1950.
Csardas. Continential Record Co. This is from the 1940s. As can be expected from label name this is Hungarian. Don't know date range for label.
Cricket Records. Pickwick Sales Corporation. Started in 1953. The first two examples are from 1953 while the third is from 1956.
Creole Records. This is a jazz reissue label. Since it's a reissue the recording dates on the record (in this case May 2, 1929) are not the date of the Creole record. I'm guessing it's in the 1950s based on the records being pressed in "vynil" plastic.
Crescendo. Crescendo Records, New York, NY. 1950s. This particular record was released September 1952.