78rpm record labels associated with chain stores & mail order companiesThe 78rpm-Club

Records produced for music publishers, phonograph companies and religious societies have been generally omitted.

United States

ALL-STARStandard Mail Order Co.
AURORAT. Eaton Co (Canada)
BELL RECORDSW.T. Grant dime stores
BELVEDEREHochschild, Kohn & Co, Baltimore
BINGOLABing Corporation, NY
BUCKEYEBuckeye Merchandise Co, Newark, OH
CAMEOMacy’s NYC
CARNIVALJohn Wanamaker New York
CENTRALCentral Camera Co, Chicago
CHALLENGE RECORDSSears Roebuck & Co.
CLICO DISC RECORDThe Clinton Close Co. Toledo, Ohio
CONQUEROR RECORDSSears Roebuck & Co.
COPLEYO’Byrne De Witt, Boston. 1945+
CORT RECORDCort Sales Co, NY
CROWNWoolworth’s
DAVEGAS.B. Davega Co. New York
DIVA RECORDW.T. Grant
DOMINOMetropolitan Stores
FAULTLESS CONCERTJohn M. Smyth Company Chicago Ill.
GOLDEN JUBILEER.A. McWhirr Co
HARVARDSears Roebuck & Co
HOCHSCHILD, KOHN & CO.Hochschild, Kohn & Co, Baltimore
HOMESTEADThe Chicago Mail Order Co, IL
HUDSONJ.L. Hudson Co, Detroit department store
LAKESIDE DISC RECORDMontgomery Ward mail order sales
LIBERTY MUSIC SHOP795 Madison Ave. 450 Madison Ave. 10 East 59 St. N.Y.
LYRATONE Abraham and Straus Brooklyn, N.Y.
MAC-LEVINMac-Levin Shops, Inc.
MADISONF.W. Woolworth (in UK)
MAJESTIC The Ross Stores (1923)
MANHATTAN Siegal Cooper Chicago; 
Simpson Crawford Co. N.Y.;
Henry Siegel Co. Boston
MASTER TONEKaufman & Baer Co. Pittsburgh, PA
MAY’SEarl E. May Seed & Nursery Co, Shenandoah, Iowa
METEORMeteor Car Co, Piqua, Ohio
MINERVAT. Eaton Co (Canada)
MONTGOMERY WARDStore of same name
MUSE PHONOGRAPH RECORDKress Stores
NADSCONational Department Store Co
NASSAUR. H. Macy & Company, New York
NATIONAL RECORD, THESiegal Cooper & Co, Chicago
NATIONALNational Record Exchange Co, Iowa (1922-24)
NEW IMPROVED SILVER TONGUEDEnglewood Co, Chicago mail order
NEW PHONICCarl Henry Inc., N.Y.
NIGHTINGALE PARLOR GRAND RECORDEnglewood Co, Chicago mail order
O’BYRNE DEWITT IRISH RECORDE. O’Byrne DeWitt & Sons, NY
O’DOWD RECORDSThomas O’Dowd, NY
OGREN & UHE ARTIST SERIESOgren & Uhe, Inc Rockford, IL
ORIOLE RECORDS McCrory’s
OXFORDSears Roebuck & Co
PEERLESS DISC RECORDW. S. Simpson (1903-5)
PEERLESS DISC RECORDSAlbaugh Bros., Dover & Co, Chicago
PENNINGTONL. Bamberger & Co. Newark N.J.
PHILHARMONICFirestone Tyre & Rubber Co. (1939-44)
POLKJames K. Polk Inc, Atlanta, GA
PURITONEStraus & Schram Co., Chicago (1928-31)
REGINAL.L. Goodman, Philadelphia
REPUBLIC DISC RECORDBurton H. Corbett & Co., Chicago
RESONA RECORDSThe Charles Williams Stores Inc. N.Y.C.
RIALTOThe Rialto Music House 330 S. State St. Chicago
ROMEOS.H. Kress
ROSS STORESThe Ross Stores
SAVOYMelrose & Montgomery (1930-31)
SCHIRMERSchirmer
SCHUSTER’S MUSIC DEPARTMENTSchuster’s, Milwaukee-area department store
SHAMROCK STOREShamrock Store 1334 Third Ave. N.Y.C.
SIEGEL COOPER COSiegel Cooper Co, NY (unassociated with S.C. & Co., Chicago)
SILVERTONESears Roebuck & Co.
SQUARE DEAL DISC A.D. Matthews’ Sons, Brooklyn
STERLINGW.J. Dyer & Bro., St. Paul, Minnesota (c.1905)
SUPERTONESears Roebuck & Co., then to ..
SUPERTONEStraus & Schram Chicago
SYMPHONOLA Larkin Co. Inc.
TALK-O-PHOTOTalking Photo Co, NY
THE THOMAS RECORDShayne Distributing Co
THE THOMAS RECORDJohn M. Smythe Merchandising Co.
TREMONTS.H. Kress (thence to ROMEO)
UNIVERSALElion Brothers Furniture Co., El Paso TX (1928-30)
VIM RECORDThe Vim Co., Chicago Illinois
WISE The Wise Company New York N.Y.

 


Great Britain

ADELPHI pressed by the Aeolian Co. for an unknown music store in the Midlands. About 20 issues known.
APOLLOPressed by Edison Bell for Constantin Craies & Co, London
ARIELJ.G. Graves, Sheffield
BALLITOBallito Hosiery Mills Ltd
BELTONA pressed by Aeolian initially for Murdoch Trading Co, a Piano firm.
BOOTS The Good Health Army-the Men from Boots! (The Chemists)
BROADCAST JUNIOR6″ for Woolworths
BUTLINHoliday Camps, Hi-De-Hi!
CHAMPION-GAMAGE pressed by Homochord for the A.W. Gamage store in London.
COLISEUM pressed by Aeolian for William Cooper Bros. of London.
CURRY’Spressed for the cycle firm of that name. Later issues are simply Piccadilly issues with Currys labels pasted over.
ECLIPSE produced for Woolworths by Crystalate.
EMBASSYproduced for Woolworths by Oriole
(THE) EMPIREMetropolitan Chain Stores Ltd
(THE NEW) EMPIRE RECORDManufacturers’ Accessories Co Ltd
EXCELDABornand Freres, London
EXOMoorhouse Ltd, Lancashire
FORCE WHEAT FLAKEStiny records for which one collected tokens-but only in UK.
FOYLOPHONEFoyle’s Music Co, London
GAMAGE pressed by Homochord for the A.W. Gamage store in London.
GUARDSMANpossibly pressed for (but certainly distributed by) Messrs Lugtons of London. Another label from the Aeolian “stable”.
HUNTING BY EARHunting calls for H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd, London
KEYpressed for the London department store, Selfridge’s.
KILDAREApparently only sold through Selfridges
LEVAPHONEproduced byLevy’s of London for sale in their own shop
LEWIS’S LONG LIFEFor Lewis’s Ltd
LITTLE MARVELAnother for Woolworths
LUDGATE pressed for Dollond and Aitcheson (?), a London firm.
LYONS CORNER HOUSEA chain of Tea Shops
MARSPENMarks and Spencer
MAYFAIR pressed for Ardath cigarettes
MIMOSA pressed for Woolworths
MY RECORDLouis Marks & Co Ltd (Swansea), in 1978 no less, 6″ vinyl.
OGDEN SMITHFor the same
OLYMPIC RECORDFor Levy’s Phono & Cycle Stores, Whitechapel
ORIOLEproduced byLevy’s of London for sale in their own shop
PEACOCKproduced for Peacock’s, a Midlands department store.
PEROPHONELockwoods, London
PORTLANDpressed by Edison Bell for Currys
REXPressed by Crystalate for Marks & Spencer
ROBEYPHONEG. Robey, Coventry
SELFRIDGESVarious labels including Selfridges Crown Perfect Record and Selfridges Souvenir Record.
SIEMENSAdvertising record for the same
SILVER KINGGolf tips for the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works.
SONGS OF WILD BIRDSBird calls for H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd, London
VALKYRECatesby’s Ltd, London department store
VICTORY (7″) pressed by Crystalate Co for Woolworths
WESTPORT pressed by Edison Bell for Curry’s
WHITEHEADSA store?
WHITLEY W. Whitely Ltd, London
WITHERBY’S SOUND GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDSBird calls for H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd, London
WYKES BLUE SEALR.P. Wykes, Northampton

Australasia

ARCADIA Edments Ltd.
BEEDA Allen & Co., Melbourne (records pressed in Canada & U.S.)
BON MARCHE Payne’s Bon Marche, Melbourne (records pressed in Britain & U.S.)
CAMDEN Sydney (pasted over British Vocalion)
BUCKINGHAMSSydney (pasted over British Vocalion)
ELECTRON Coles Stores
EMBASSY Coles Stores
FOSSEY’S Fossey’s Stores (pasted over U.S. Regal & Oriole)
GAIETY Craig Williamson Ltd., Melbourne
GIBSONA Gibson’s, Sydney
GOLDEN TONGUE Craig Williamson Ltd., Melbourne
HERALDE W Pidgeon & Co, N.Z.
KALOPHONE Beale & Co. (records pressed in Germany)
KISMET Woolworth’s
LILY OF THE VALLEY McWhirter’s, Brisbane (records pressed in Germany)
MASTERPIECE Franklin’s, Melbourne (pasted over U.S. Cameo)
MELOTONE Foy & Gibson’s (no connection with later U.S. label)
MINSTRELE W Pidgeon & Co, N.Z.
MUSIPHONE Craig Williamson Ltd, Melbourne (pasted over British Duophone)
PALING’S W.H. Paling & Co., Sydney (records pressed in Canada)
POSSUM Allan & Co., Melbourne (records pressed in Britain)
REALTONE Sydney Jackson, Melbourne (pasted over British Beltona)
REGENT Selridge’s, Sydney
SERENOLA Anthony Horden & Sons, Sydney (pasted over U.S. Gennett)
SIMOLIAN Mick Simmons Stores, Sydney (pasted over U.S. Banner & Gennett and Canadian Apex)
STARR Coles Stores (not the Canadian Starr)
STERLING Farmers Stores, Sydney
THE CAPITOLMockler Bros, Bathurst (MOCKLERS SPECIAL)
WORTHWoolworth’s Stores

Europe

ALBERTI SPEZIAL RECORDGermany, sold by Musik- und
Schallplattengeschäft Alberti, Berlin
BU-SCHAGermany, Bund deutscher Schallplattenfreunde, a subscription
mail-order business, Berlin
CLANGORGermany, Schallplatten-Volksverband, a subscription mail-order
business, Berlin
CTCCape-to-Cairo Bazaar
DE-GE-BEGermany, Deutsche Buchgemeinschaft, a subscription mail-order
business, Berlin
ELTAGGermany, Leonard Tietz department store label, Berlin
HERTIEHermann Tietz
KADEWELTGermany, Kaufhaus des Westens department store label, Berlin
SCHWEIZER MUSIKHAUSGermany, for record store of same name, Berlin
TELEVOXGermany, made for record store of same name, Berlin
V.d.M.Germany, Volksverband der Musikfreunde, a subscription
mail-order business, Berlin
WOOLCOGermany, label of the Woolworth department store chain