From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
> Could you tell me more bout the 1904 records?
They had no special catalog numbers, just the regular numbers of the two
separate sides. But these are not even close to what Allen is going to
write about because there were some experimental Berliner examples as
well as an early 7-inch Eldridge Johnson children's record that was two
sided. These have long been common knowledge. I'm just wondering if he
has found some other examples.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
From: Steven <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, November 17, 2010 8:27:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] origins of 2-sided discs
From: Roger Kulp
> I take it the American Columbia "Double Disc" records were not the first ones?
Oddly enough, not even Columbia's first! Columbia issued a handful of
records c.1904. The record industry was NOT that quick to sell/promote
two-sided records; those doubled their costs, but didn't sell twice as
What Columbia's heavy promotion of "Double Discs" DID do was essentially
to force Victor (and a handful of "indie" labels, all of whom would be
out of existence by 1909) into the issuance of two-sided records...!
Steven C. Barr