78 rpm Record Labels - L
Labels compiled from the collection of Glenn Longwell. Page last updated on November 21, 2010
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Lyric record from Lyraphone Company of America, 1917-1921. This label has a link to Majestic Record Corporation in that Jacques Kohner came to Lyraphone after Majestic and a very short stop at Paroquette. The records started out as vertical cut. The two different ornate label styles above are vertical cut. The first style has five different examples with the only differences being the listed pricing. The first one has the price of 75 cents. The second shows the price of $1.00 in the U.S. and $1.25 in Canada. The third shows the price to be $1.50 in the U.S. and the fourth adds a price for Canada of $1.75. The fifth label shows a price of $2.00 in the U.S. and $2.35 in Canada. This higher price is for the 9000 series 12" record of which I only know of 3 releases, 9106, 9107 and 9108. The next label, another ornate style, shows the prices of $1.00 in U.S. and $1.25 in Canada followed by an example showing 75 cents and 90 cents. I believe this is the first style they came out with but haven't determined that definitively yet. If you know please write to me. The last label, in grey, with the kitten on a disc and slogan that says "never scratches" is a later style label after they converted to lateral recording in 1919. The difference in these two examples is the 2nd one says "Lateral" on it. The 1st one gives a price instead. This trademark slogan, though, was registered in 1917. Click on the link below to see more images and the story behind the phonograph that Lyraphone produced prior to them being a record manufacturer. Following are two images from a Lyric vertical record sleeve and two from a Lyric Lateral record sleeve. On the bottom of the first image it shows that instructions for playing a vertical record. The back discusses the benefits of the Lyric record saying a 10" record plays for four and half minutes and a 12" record can play for 7 minutes. Jacques Kohner left Lyraphone to start his own company, Clarion Record Company.
Little Wonder Records. 1914-1923. These were 5.5" records. In spite of their name and size they were not a children's record label. For a complete history of Little Wonder go to www.littlewonderrecords.com
Laff Records, Manufactured by Songcraft, Inc. New York, NY. Late 1940s.
Liberty Music Shop. New York, NY. 1933-1942. The only difference in these three labels is a change in the addresses given. Records were pressed from many different sources.
Liberty. Liberty Records. Hollywood, CA. 1950s.
Lindwood Records. Lindwood Recording Co. Philadelphia, PA
Lissen Records. Lissen Records, Inc. Late 1940s.
Lionel. Bridgeport, CT. The one of the left, Lionel Trains Sound Effects is from the early 1950s, 6" flexible cardboard picture disc. The one on the right is a 6" record from the 1960s.
Luniverse Records. 1950s.
Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company with "The World's Most Honored Music." Date ??.
Little Tots' Nursery Tunes. 1923-1938. Plaza Music and American Record Corporation product. The one on the left is older and says Regal Record Co. The one on the right says American Record Corp.
Little Folks Favorites, Inc. 1940s? This one by Bill Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy).
Lincoln. 1923-1929. Produced by Cameo for Lincoln Record Corporation, which was a Cameo subsidiary.
Little John Records. Precision Plastics, Philadelphia, PA. Early 1950s childrens label.
Liberace (below). This looks to be promotional pressing by Columbia with a P prefix matrix number. Although they are the same type of label I put up the two I have to show how Liberace would cut these promotional records for his numerous sponsors. It's the same record but one is Necchi Sewing Machine Company ("Private Collection Record 2") and the other is Peoples First National Bank & Trust Company "Premium Record 37." This dates to mid 1950s, possibly 1954 or 1955. The songs are "Dark Eyes" and "Lullaby."
La Belle. 1919-1923. Produced by Columbia at first then by Fletcher Record Corp. This particular example was produced by Columbia. The label does not identify the artist but it is the same songs as Columbia A-2708 by the Jocker Bros, recorded in 1919.
Lakeside Disc Record. 1912-1917. Single sided record pressed by Columbia for Montgomery Ward catalog.
Lincoln Records. Lincoln Records, Inc. New York, NY. A children's record label from 1949-1950.