Operaphone (U.S.A.) / 1919

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Design: A well-balanced design, although the spindle-hole interferes with the main line of lettering.

History: Originally a vertical-cut product, Operaphone made the switch to lateral-cut technology in the summer of 1919, following the lead of bigger labels such as Brunswick and Gennett. However, in spite of its claims to be 'Music For Everybody,' and that it would 'Play On All Talking Machines,' by 1921 Operaphone had disappeared.

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