Mead and Field were manufacturers of novelties for Christmas and parties. The company was formed in 1910 and were still in business in 1960. The records such as the one shown here were made for them by Duophone and seem to be mainly pulled from the late 1920s D-500 and F-2000 series, usually in the same couplings as the Duophones. The Mead & Field’s labels had black printing but the background colour varies; also sometimes the label was just pasted over an existing Duophone, other times they are properly pressed in labels. They had no catalogue numbers, though a registration number is sometimes shown. The performers are often anonymous.
Information from Frank Andrews’ article in "For The Record", issue 20.