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Actually they are called Puzzle Records, not Roulette, and they date
back as far as the 1890s with an example on Berliner Records.  Over on
the facebook "78 rpm records & cylinders fan group" two or three weeks
ago we had postings of the labels of about a dozen of these from the
collection of Curt Angstman who says he has over 40 of them on 78.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]   



From: Ellis Burman <[log in to unmask]>
> I was first introduced to this concept with Monty Python's "3 sided record"
> "Matching Tie and Handkerchief". It had two grooves on one side.   Ellis

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Timothy Wisniewski <
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>> I believe these are known as roulette records. The amazing folks at
>> Aardvark Record Mastering in Denver can cut one with up to 40 grooves for
>> you if you so desire. http://aardvarkmastering.com/specialcuts.htm
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Cthurb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>> 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      Cheryl Thurber
> >

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.    dnward

On Fri, 8/2/13, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Thanks. Regards, Ben Roth