That's the old style of expressing 10-digit phone numbers, I'd put the discs circa 1940's. That
style was used up into the 1960's. Our resident phone historian Dave Dintenfass will hopefully chime
in here, but I think they went to 10 numbers when touch-tone became widely available.
JU6-2346 is 586-2346. The area code would be 212, but I don't think there were 3-digit area codes in
the 78-RPM days.
By the way, someone with an old Manhattan phone book may be able to tell you the area where the
JUdson exchange was, I think in those days the first two digits related to a specific exchange and
to a local area of Manhattan.
Rattling this all off without google searching, so don't take my word on any of this! There is a lot
of old Bell System real-deal information (not user-generated stuff like mine) online. But fact is
that JUdson 6-2346 is an old-style phone number.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Stewart Adam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:28 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Tone-Arts Records
I transferred some 78Ős for a client of mine. They where recorded at Tone-Arts Records Company
INC. around 1946 in New York. I was wondering if there was any information about Tone-Art
The disk has a printed label with song titles typed on it. There is a code on the left side that
JUdson 6-2346 I suspect the numbers may refer to the date? But I am not sure what JUdson
Any information would be appreciated.
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