Parlophon B23003 in Cyrillic script 

Rainer E. Lotz





Parlophone  A.2806 Australia Maori (Rainer E. Lotz) 


Short company history

     Since the end of 1903 or the beginning of 1904, Carl Lindström G.m.b.H. in Berlin built talking machines under the name "Parlophon"; the entry in the trademark register took place on 9 December 1904 - also for records. The Lindström company logo in the form of a letter "L" resembling the English pound sign with two crossbars in front of an outside horn machine, and enclosed by three concentric circles, was registered by Lindström in Berlin, in 1907, for both machines and records.

     Only with the takeover of the Beka company in 1910 Lindström actually began with the production of its own records, which were marketed from January 1911 as "Parlophon-Record" (30cm diameter, at the price of 3- Mk.). At the same time, the production of 30cm Beka records was discontinued. The figurative label design depicting a young woman in front of a horn gramophone was also registered for protection in 1911.

Apparently the name Parlophon was not protected abroad. Between 1906 and 1910 Lieban & Co, also based in Berlin,  distributed a 25cm label called "Disque Parlophone" in Belgium, using masters from Anker and Lyrophon. In France around 1910 there was another label of this name, the pressings (29cm diameter) used material of La Semeuse. In Spain there was a “Parlofon Español” using Homophon masters, and even a “Disque Parlofone”. Therefore Lindström’s own Parlophon material was initially distributed in France under the name Lutetia (the Latin name for Paris). In 1913, Lindström also acquired Lieban’s. From now on Parlophon-Record could be sold world-wide.

     After WWI Lindström used the name “Parlophon” for 25cm records as well, though the relevant trademark was not registered until December 1928. The first of these records were released for export markets - for West Africa as early as 1926, in Sweden from 1927.

     At home in Germany the first 25cm Parlophon records were not released until 1928 in a B.12000 series. There were also Parlophon labels earmarked for Austria and Czechoslovakia, starting with re-issues of old pre-war Beka recordings from the 1910-1912 period. Parlophon records were also pressed in foreign record factories belonging to the Lindström Group, such as Argentina, Greece, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, USA. In some instances records were spelled “Parlophone” for easier pronunciation.

     Since the union with Columbia in 1926, occasionally Columbia material appeared on Parlophon. With the acquisition of Lindström by EMI in 1931, the 30cm Parlophon label was discontinued in Germany. From now on the anglicized “Parlophone” records were pressed mainly in the UK, and plants abroad (such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, India, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland). The last 78s were pressed in 1968.

     In Tsarist Russia illegal pirate pressings were offered under the name “Parlophon” or “Parlophon Monarch Record” or “International Parlophon Record”.




Parlophon-Record O7021 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-Record P.765 Starkton (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-Record S.13013 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-Record Gath & Chaves 2-1391 (Rainer E. Lotz)_ Hollandia-Parlophon-Record 43815 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Hollandia-Parlophon-Record 359 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon_Junior Rena 2179 (Rainer E. Lotz)  

Parlophon-5904 single-sided (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-DP.1257 Danish series (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-P.381-I-Z (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1088 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1090 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1190 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1193 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1280 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.2924 Reklameplatte für MM-Sekt (Matheus Müller)   Parlophon P.1329 Blanko (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1682 Portrait Josma Selim (Rainer E. Lotz))   Parlophon P.1803 Portrait Edith Lorand (Rainer E. Lotz))   Parlophon P-1684 Austrian series (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P1896 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.1903 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon P.9023 Plyta Gramofonowa Poland (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon R. Str. 1 Jubiläumsansprache Direktor Straus  Parlophon Junior D.1493 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon 2-7227 Austria (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon Brasilien 13124   Parlophon Beka 34175 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon 80099 Siam (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon 092361 Near East (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon 148874 Netherlands (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon A.4912 Okeh (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon 090   B81603 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B. 525 Austria   Parlophon B.565 Austria Roulette   Parlophon B.4265 Austria  (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.6584 Spain (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.12114 Germany   Parlophon B17938 Netherlands   Parlophon B.18227 Siam   Parlophon B.18740 Siam (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.21921  Greece   Parlophon B.22903 France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.23009-II_79022 Russia (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-B25421_76525 Spain Sam Wooding (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.25423 Spain Sam Wooding   Parlophon B.25517 Spain (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.26637 Spain (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.32802 South India (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.37022 Germany (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.39519 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.43021-111098 Nigeria Haussa   Parlophon B.43069-111192 West Africa Fanti   Parlophon- .43217 West Africa Akan Twi (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.45073 West Africa Sierra Leone (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.45109 West Africa Mendi (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon Wunderplatte B.48097 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.48104 Fritz Gruenbaum Max Ehrlich (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.72244 West Africa Nigeria Ibo (Rainer E. Lotz(   Parlophon B.73014 Netherlands Royal Event (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.74094 Greece (Rainer E. Lotz)    Parlophon B.81603_B090220 Persia (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.85129 France  (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.89009 Yemen (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon-B90033 Abessinia - Ethiopia (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon B.95009 South India Ceylon (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon Bx.5708_B1344 Egypt (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon C.7952 Italy    Parlophon C.8147 Italy (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon Cetra C.7936 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon GP.91867 Italy, Eritrea (Rainer E. Lotz)    Parlophon R.126 Austria (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophon TT.9828 Italy (Rainer E. Lotz)  


Parlophone Songs Of Wild Birds 2A (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone(UK) More Songs Of Wild Birds 5A (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone  10B "Zoo Zingen De Vogels Te Laaken"   Parlophone Junior-35011 Portugal (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 1-75599(UK) Hebrew from Favorite (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 5990 France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 8833 England (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 46326 Algeria   Parlophone-85000 France for Poland   Parlophone 10500 30cm France   Parlophone A.220066 Italy   Parlophone 22383 France  (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 22482 France Hebrew (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 22579 France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 25537 Spain (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 40036 Poland   Parlophone 57004 France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 80215 France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 164524 Netherlands (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone 2-40029 Poland   

Parlophone A.2571 Australia (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone A2800 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone A.2801(Australia-Maori))   Parlophone A.2806 Australia Maori (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone A.3166 Australia Sisters Of St. Joseph Sydney   Parlophone A.3733 Australia Conrad Veidt   Parlophone A.6017 Australia stroboscope label (Rainer E. Lotz)    Parlophone A.6460_CE7490 Australia Studies in Swing (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone B.6834 (Switzerland)   Parlophone B.14527 China Cantonese (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone B.21915 Switzerland   Parlophone B.42135 South India (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone B.35560 (Switzerland)   Parlophone B.46506 Algeria (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone B.74524 Grece   Parlophone B.74128 Greece   Parlophone B.74204 Greece (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone CO.108 UK (Rainer E. Lotz) Parlophone DB.4484 India  Parlophone-DIP-237   Parlophone DK.1003 (Denmark)   Parlophone DP.155 UK England (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DP.281 Netherlands (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone BPE.6 India Richard Tauber   Parlophone DPE.8 India (Rainer E. Lotz)  Parlophone DPE.159 India Beatles (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DPE.99 1944 Super Rhythm Style Series (India)   Parlophone DPE.5044 Ceylon   Parlophone DPE.5518  Singapore Chinese   Parlophone DPE.5703-India Chinese (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DPE.8051 India Malay Records (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DPF.52 UK for France   Parlphone DPG.58 Greece   Parlophone DPG-183 Greece   Parlophone DPG.296 (Greece)   Parlophone DPH.88 Netherlands (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DPP.6 UK for France (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone DPQ.52 Italy   Parlophone DPT5 Turkey   Parlophone DPW65 Denmark   Parlophone DPX22 30cm    Parlophone DPY.1034 Finland 

Parlophone E1065-A   Parlophone-E2056 (Japan)   Parlophone E.3310 UK Scottish (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone E3801 Hebrew Oberkantor  Sirota   Parlophone E.4581   Parlophone E-5030 Japan  Parlophone E.5115 4862A (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone E.5187 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone-E5538 Japan (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone E.7020 Japan (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone Beka E.9003 China (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone E.10852 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone E.11423   Parlophone EG.8883-1 Philippines 1963 (Rainer E. Loz)   Parlophone F.198 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone F.1205   Parlophone F.1417 (P) Germany (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone F.1956 11017-1 (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone-F2380 Denmark   Parlophone F.3115   Parlophone FDP.120 France (Rainer E. Lotz)  

ParlophoneHA.6004 Siam   Parlophone MP.58_Be11300 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone MPE.114 India (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone NPS.1515 Norway (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone O.T.2169 Odeon Series Hollan Tangos (Rainer E. Lotz)

Parlophone P.9794 Sound Test Record   Parlophone PAL.60263 Philippines (The Beatles) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone-PAL.60235 Philippines (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PD.2002 Denmark (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PDP.5092 Portugal (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PHD.11 Netherlands (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PM.68 Portugal (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PN.44145 Argentina (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PNY.34037 USA (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PO.594 Nigeria West Africa (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PO557   Parlophone POPP.1032 India (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone POPP.1045 India (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PXO.1017 Odeon Series UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PZ.7020 Switzerland (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone PZ.11129 Switzerland (Rainer E. Lotz)

Parlophone R.195 (UK)   Parlophone R.678 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.1449 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.2393 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.2701 Switzerland (Rainer E. Lotz)  Parlophone R.2505 (German export series) Parlophone R.2816 (UK)   Parlophone R.2970 (UK)   Parlophone R.3233 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.3356 Australia (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.4212 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.4320 (UK) Demonstration Sample (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.4313 Proveplate (Norway)   Parlophone R.4386 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.20001 Sistine Vatican Choir (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.20017 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone R.30043 (UK) Maria Callas (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone RO.20232 (UK) Richard Tauber (Rainer E. Lotz))   Parlophone RO.20102 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)  

 Parlophone SPD.143 South Africa (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone SPM.4 South Africa (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone SRD.1005 UK (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone SW.1 Joseph Haydn (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone SW.6 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone Test-Record CE-15608-1 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone UTC.7 West Africa (Rainer E. Lotz)    Parlophone UTC.6054 UK for West Africa (Rainer E. Lotz)    Parlophone VDL.181 Voix de l'orient - Libanon (Rainer E. Lotz)   Parlophone X.3005 (UK) (Rainer E. Lotz)



Pre-Lindström Homophon, Lyrophon, Anker



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Rainer E. Lotz
Rotdornweg 81
53177 Bonn, Germany

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