One possibility might be a project undertaken in the 1960s where Decca
searched through their archives for previously unreleased material -
archived on metal parts. Had them pressed on vinyl and then transfered to
tape. The discs (and the metal parts im told) were then discarded many
falling into the hands of collectors.
May have nothing to do with what you have of course but if vinyl rather
On 17 Jan 2018 10:15 am, "Jennifer Vaughn" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey there,
> I believe these are all white label test pressings or masters. I don't
> think the "L.M." relates directly to the matrix number that is also stamped
> on the label.
> The L.M. stamp is upside down on this one, so it seems it is not stamped at
> the same time as the number below it.
> I don't know for sure what L.M. means, but my guess is "lacquer matrix" or
> "lacquer master." A lot of similar discs I have handled seem to be made of
> lacquer, not shellac. You don't mention the material of these discs in your
> Just my two cents...
> Jennifer Vaughn
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 7:38 AM, Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]>
> > As we have been digitizing collections that have been donated,
> > we now have 355 sides that have Decca labels with handwritten title and
> > performer with L.M. and a number.
> > Does anyone know what these are?
> > -brewster
> > https://archive.org/search.php?query=decca%20%22L.M.%22%
> > 20AND%20collection%3Ageorgeblood