Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany 1896 by Carl Lindström (1869-1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names “Parlograph” and “Parlophon” and eventually began producing records as well. The ₤ trademark is not the British pound sign, but a German L, for Lindström. During the war, the Transoceanic Trading Company was set up in the Netherlands to look after its overseas assets. Parlophone established a master
Regal has been launched in 1914 as a subsidiary label of Columbia for budget-price issues and reissues. After the merger of Columbia and The Grammophone Company into EMI, at the turn of 1932 and 1933 the label was replaced by Regal-Zonophone and existed in this form until December 1957.