"Puzzle" records of this type were also issued in the early days of the phonograph -- circa 1910 and following. HMV ads from the UK from that time sometimes show a big question mark and the question "What will I play?" or words to that effect.
From: Cthurb <[log in to unmask]>
To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 11:42 am
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Homokord triple groove record
There were several variations on this type of record, for example horse race and
children's stories. I have a few but without knowing the artist I probably could
not find any of them. I think most of these were from the late 1930s and 1940s
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On Aug 2, 2013, at 12:14 PM, Dan Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There was a Victor "Novelty Record", with music by Ray Noble I believe that
had 3 grooves inside each other.
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> On Fri, 8/2/13, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Homokord triple groove record
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, August 2, 2013, 9:04 AM
> Hello everyone.
> Many years ago, when I was working for Club 99, I saw a
> 78rpm record which had 3 sets of grooves on it, and,
> depending on where you placed the stylus at the outer edge,
> you would get one of three selections, but you'd never know
> which selection you would get. I think it was a
> Homokord. Does anyone have one of those they can spare? I
> would hope to buy it. I need it as part of an exhibition of
> vintage sound media and sound equipment.
> Please ping me offline.
> Ben Roth