"Fonotipia" is the abbrevation of an Italian company called "Società Italiana di Fonotipia Milano".

It was founded in 1904 as a branch of the Lindstrom Phonograph Company of Berlin, which had Odeon as its main label. Fonotipia also had an office in Paris where it recorded French artists, issuing most of the results on Odeon rather than Fonotipia.

By 1922, Fonotipia had become a partner of Odeon Records, and in that year a new, conventional 10" series numbered 152000 was begun.

The Fonotipia Company changed hands countless times, but managed to stay in business until 1948.

Source: Wikipedia/Russian Records