At the back are a variety of appendices, including an 18‑page guide to label designs (all text, no illustrations), comments on early electrical recordings, labels which leased matrices to other labels, discographical resources and an annotated bibliography.
The opens with ten pages of introductory text, and a six‑page thumbnail history of the recording industry in the U. The next 140 pages comprise the heart of the book, containing dating charts and explanatory text for hundreds of labels issued in these three countries between 19.
As for the earlier date indicated by the earlier catalog/matrix, that is very common for records that remained in the catalog for a long period of time.
The same is also pretty common on successful records issued in the year or two before Victor changed from the its "scroll" label design to its "circular" label design in 1937.However, the upside is that such pressings can produce quite stunning results when reproduced on good, simple equipment.To play 78s you need the following equipment: Turntable: The first item you will need is a suitable turntable with variable speed.The idea behind this guide is to help collectors to get the best results from their precious 78rpm records.It is not exhaustive, neither is it highly technical.