Very Rare COLUMBIA 78rpm Recording of AUSTRALIAN Political Messages 1938

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A very Rare COLUMBIA 78rpm Recording of Political Messages on January 26 to April 25, 1938.

AUSTRALIAS 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, SYDNEY, N.S.W.

 80 YEARS AGO!

 On the one side is a message by THE RT. HON. WILLIAM MORRIS HUGHES

(Federal Minister for Health and Repatriation in Australia)

 

William Morris Hughes was an Australian politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1915 to 1923. He is best known for leading the country during World War I, but his influence on national politics spanned several decades. 

 

On the other side is a message by THE RT. HON. B. S. B. STEVENS.

(Premier of New South Wales)

  Sir Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens KCMG (2January 1889 to 24March 1973) was an Australian politician who served as the 25th Premier of New South Wales, in office from 1932 to 1939 as leader of the United Australia Party (UAP).

 

Recorded January 26 to April 25, 1938 by Columbia Graphophone (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.

SYDNEY N.S.W.

 This is a Rare PROCESS RECORDING.

(Electrical recording was first used in 1925. After about 1925, 78s were recorded by the artist singing or speaking into a microphone and amplifier which then cut the master record. This allowed a wider range of sound to be recorded. Records recorded by this process are called electrical recordings.)

 

On the label it says:- THIS RECORD MUST NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE

Patents: Aust. No. 18909, dated 19.10.23

N.Z. No. 52657, dated 19.10.23.

It is in the original Columbia Process Recording PAPER SLEEVE which is a bit tattered.

 

CONDITION:- In overall quite good condition, the record has rarely been played so there are no scratches and marks on either side which are endemic on most old 78s.

It plays well. There is however, some lifting at the Bakelite record edge which will prevent approximately the first 30 seconds of the message by William Hughes being heard clearly. This only affects one side of the record, the other side is undamaged.

 

If you were to record this message you could get it to play completely, but I think excessive plays will deteriorate it further. Age and improper storage has made it fragile.

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