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Pathé was founded by brothers Charles & Émile Pathé, who were owners of a successful bistro in Paris. About 1890 they saw an Edison phonograph demonstrated at a fair and, captivated by the device, arranged to lease one as an attraction at their bistro. The early phonograph soon brought so many curious people to the Pathé establishment that lines formed to listen to it. Some even asked about purchasing phonographs for themselves. The brothers decided that, rather than give more business to Edison, they would make their own phonographs. In 1894 they started selling their own phonographs—initially based on Edison Company design—together with blank phonograph cylinders for people to make records with. Some time later they also started marketing pre-recorded cylinder records, and by 1896 had offices and recording studios not only in Paris, but also in London, Milan, and Moscow.

In 1905 they entered the growing field of disc records, at first with single-sided discs with a recording in wax on top of a cement base. In October of 1906 they started producing discs in the more usual material of shellac. Even with this less eccentric material, Pathé discs were unlike any others. The grooves were cut vertically into the discs, rather than the more common lateral method. The grooves were wider than that used by any other company, requiring a special ball-shaped .005 inch radius stylus to track them. The discs rotated at 90 rpm (and even 120 rpm), rather than 78 or 80. The recordings started on the inside near the center of the disc, spiraling out to the edge rather than vice-versa. Possibly all of this unusual technology was a preventive measure to ensure that no other record company could sue Pathé for violating their patents. Even the record sizes were unusual; other disc records came in 7 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch sizes, while Pathé's came in 21 cm, 25 cm, 27 cm, 29 cm, 35 cm, and 50 cm (roughly 81⁄2 inch, 10 inch, 113⁄4 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, and 20 inch) sizes. Unsurprisingly, these Pathé system records could only be played on Pathé phonographs, which would usually not play other types of recordings.

In 1903 Pathé opened the first small warehouse in Moscow, while in 1907 there already was a record manufacturing shop on the Bakhmietievka with 12 working presses. By 1911 the company had branches in St.-Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Warsaw and Odessa.

A.Tikhonov. 100 years of «Pathé» in Russia (Russian)
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Russian Pathé Record branch
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Pathé Record of Shanghai
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Pathé (12)
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Pathé Records for US Consumption only
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Płyta Pathe label had been a result of cooperation of Adam Klimkiewicz (Warsaw) with French firma Pathe and was exclusively dedicated for the Kingdom of Poland... [more]
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Echantillon Invendable. (1)
Pathe Libretto 1911 (4)
 
Sleeves (10)
Pathe Discs (Диски Пате) (bernikov)
Pathe Discs (Диски Пате)
Pathé Record

 

Pathe Discs (Диски Пате) (archive_2)
Pathe Discs (Диски Пате)
Pathé Record

 

Юбилейный конверт Патэ (Voot)
Юбилейный конверт Патэ
Pathé Record

 

Pathé (10") (mgj)
Pathé (10")
Pathe Needle Cut

 

Pathé Frères Phonograph Co. sleeve (Конверт Pathé Frères Phonograph Co.) (bernikov)
Pathé Frères ...
Pathé Frères Phonograph Co.

 

Catalogs and libretto (7)
Main Russian Pathe Catalogue of two-sided 28 cm records, August 1911 (Главный каталог двусторонних пластинок 28 см. Бр. Пате, август 1911) (oleg)
Main Russian Pathe Catalogue of ...
Pathé Record

 

Pathe Libretto 1913 (Contents) (Либретто для пластинок Пате 1913 года (Содержание)) (alscheg)
Pathe Libretto 1913 (Contents) ...
Pathé Record

 

Libretto Catalogue Pathe (Каталог либретто фирмы Патэ) (Jurek)
Libretto Catalogue Pathe ...
Pathé Record

 

Pathe Libretto 1911, Part 3 (Либретто для пластинок Пате 1911, часть 3) (AGP21)
Pathe Libretto 1911, Part 3 ...
Pathe Libretto 1911

 

Pathe Libretto 1911, Part 2 (Либретто для пластинок Пате 1911, часть 2) (AGP21)
Pathe Libretto 1911, Part 2 ...
Pathe Libretto 1911

 

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(6670)
GR
FrenchOrchestra
Venice - Italian Waltz (Venezia - Valse italienne) (César Desormes)
Pathé's French studio band (Harmonie Pathé), Conductor Charles-Samuel Bellanger?Paper Labels Патé
A 1748 a
(A1748)
Russian
Give me this night (Отдай мне эту ночь), romance
Alexander Slobodskoy, acc. F. Slobodskaya (grandpiano)上海百代公司唱片
A 1786 b
(A1786)
Russian
Only Once (Только раз), romance (Boris Fomin)
Alexander Slobodskoy, acc. E. Boder (grandpiano)上海百代公司唱片
CPT 1329
(3-72691)
Russian, FrenchGypsy Orchestra
Two Guitars (Две гитары) (Les deux guitares), gypsy romance (A.K. Shilovsky, Ivan Vasilyev)
Kazanova and his GypsiesParisPathéPA 294
CPT 1804
(79300)
Russian
Altai (Алтай), folk song
Lidia Chaliapina, acc. orchestra, Conductor Julius EhrlichParisPathéPG 57
CPT 1806
(79302)
Russian, Kazakh
Dudar-ai (My curly one) (Дудар-ай (кудрявый мой)), folk song (arr. Maximilien Steinberg)
Lidia Chaliapina, acc. orchestra, Conductor Julius EhrlichParisPathéPG 57
CPT 5241
French, Russian
Les yeux noirs [Dark Eyes] (Очи чёрные), foxtrot (arr. Boris Sarbeck)
Le Quartette Swing Emile Carrara, acc. Emile Carrara, Charles Louis, Sigismond Beck, Pierre Fouad (accordion, piano, kontrabass, drums), Conductor Emile Carrara11-06-1941
Paris
PathéPA 1993
CPT 9.889
Russianmezzo-soprano with orchestra
1. Pretty are the springtime flowers; 2. She said nothing (1. Хороши весной цветочки; 2. Ничего не говорила), folk songs
Natalie (Natasha) Kedrova (Malinina), acc. gypsy orchestra, Conductor Sava NeaguPathéPA 3029
CPT 9.890
Russian, Gypsymezzo-soprano with orchestra
Sing, Gypsies! (Пой, цыгане!), folk song
Natalie (Natasha) Kedrova (Malinina), acc. gypsy orchestra, Conductor Sava NeaguPathéPA 3029
Part. 1632
(M3-101312)
Polishtenor with ensemble
Field bluebells (Polne dzwonki), song (Andrzej Lorent, lyrics by Antoni Boguslawski)
Stefan Laskowski, acc. Polish chamber ensemble, Conductor Andrzej Lorent10-1939...06-1940
Paris
M. Spr. WOJSK.Part. 1632
(M3-101312)

new
Echantillon Invendable.
new
R 6059
(69243)
French, RussianOrchestra
Russian March (Русский марш) (Louis Ganne)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R 6165
(19482)
German, RussianOrchestra
The jolly coppersmith (Веселый кузнец) (Der kreuzfideler Kupferschmied), march (Carl Peter)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R-5139
(62669)
Russian, GermanOrchestra
Serenade (Серенада - Песнь моя летит с мольбою) (Schwanengesang, D. 957), romance (Franz Schubert)
Orchestra "Pathé"Etched Labels Патé
R-5207-1
(55049)
FrenchOrchestra
Ouverture (Opera «Carmen», act 1) (Georges Bize)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R-5207-2
(54956)
FrenchOrchestra
Intermission (Opera «Carmen», act 2) (Georges Bize, lyrics by Henry Melak, Ludovico Halevy)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R-5207-3
(53283)
FrenchOrchestra
Intermission (Opera «Carmen», act 3) (Georges Bize, lyrics by Henry Melak, Ludovico Halevy)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R-5207-4
(52378)
FrenchOrchestra
Intermission (Opera «Carmen», act 4) (Georges Bize, lyrics by Henry Melak, Ludovico Halevy)
Orchestra "Pathé", acc. orchestraEtched Labels Патé
R-54300
(72631)
NorwegianSymphony orchestra
Bojarenes intogsmarsj, march (Johan Halvorsen)
Symphony orchestra27-03-1913Etched Labels Патé
R-6303
(61899)
RussianOrchestra
If I were Tsar, part 1 (Когда-б я был царём, часть 1), fantasia
Orchestra "Pathé"06-04-1913?Etched Labels Патé
 
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