Manufactured by Carl Lindsrom A.G. Germany.
Throughout in England.[Field expresses doubt that this was indeed totally
manufactured in England.]
Field [F] indicated that the Beka label commenced during the ‘Gramophone Boom' of 1908-1914. It was a German company, with an English office ‘established in Britain in its own right', which was taken over during WW1 by the British government following an Act of Parliament which prohibited trading with enemy.
I had some difficulty determining what the logo on L038 represented; problem solved by Staunton [S] who describes it as a flamingo listening to a phonograph. (I thought initially it was the Roadrunner, then maybe the Pink Panther!)
Note the German label totally produced in Germany, and the Asia label obviously manufactured for export. These are Chinese characters; Japan was Germany's enemy during WW1 (in that Japan sided with the British). Staunton [S] lists a very similar label but made in the USA by Columbia Phonograph.
Records in collection:
L12-024 BEKA MEISTER RECORD. Recorded in London. Reproduced in Prussia.
F001 sc3 BEKA-GRAND-RECORD.
Recorded in London. Reproduced in Prussia.
F014 c4 BEKA
Carl Lindsrom ArG
F031 c3+ BEKA
Carl Lindsrom A.G. Berlin. Made in Germany.
L038 sc3 BEKA-GRAND-RECORD
Recorded in London. Reproduced at Berlin (Germany).
L220 sc3 BEKA GRAND
RECORD Manufactured Throughout in England.