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The Elephone Records we produced by the Universal Talking Machine Co., Ltd., London. The company was formed on November 07, 1907 [1] targeting Indian Gramophone market. The label name Elephone is a combination of the first letters from the word Elephant and the last letters from the word Gramophone. Also, there is the image of an elephant with two gramophone horns instead of tusks on the label. The Company started sales in India on May 12, 1908 and offered records in Caranese, Hindustani, Tamil and Telegu languages as single- and double-sided 10-inch discs [2]. The majority of the Elephone Records were issued from Lyrophon matrices, though some of the them were issued from the Nicole Record matrices belonging at that time to The Disc Record Co. Ltd., Stockport, England. However, the company had operated at a loss throughout its existence of barely one year and in July 1909 it was liquidated.

The sources:

2. The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings, 1899-1908 By Michael S. Kinnear, page 53-54
Cat No▲
(Mx/Ctr No)
TakeTitle Name (Composer)Artist(s), AccompanimentRec Date
Rec Place
Label(s)Order No
[xRef Nos]
(234 rs)
russiansoprano with flute & orchestra
Alfin son tua ( ) (Opera Lucia di Lammermoor) (Gaetano Donizetti, lyrics by Salvatore Cammarano, based on: Walter Scott: The novel The Bride of Lammermoor)
Maria A. Mikhailova, acc. orchestra, Solo by A.N.Semenov (flute)1907
Elephone Records, Lyrophon234
(234 rs)
(236 rs)
russiansoprano with orchestra
Swallow - "I saw how it flew" ( - " "), romance (Eva Dell-Acqua)
Maria A. Mikhailova, acc. orchestra1907
Elephone Records, Lyrophon236
(236 rs)
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