Crystalate Gramophone Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Tonbridge, Kent, and London.
Commenced producing the label in 1920, although before this manufactured other labels. Until the summer of 1923, Imperial issues were all of British recordings, with a few European items. The gold on blue label; as shown existed till 1926. The last Imperial record was issued in February 1934.
American masters were drawn from Banner, Plaza, Crown and perhaps others.
several from Fletcher Henderson, and some from Louis Armstrong. Imperial
1420, of Alabamy Bound, issued in May 1925, was the first solo by Louis
Armstrong issued in England.
Records in collection:
L101 c3+ IMPERIAL
U003 sc3 IMPERIAL
U7-09 sc2 IMPERIAL
JUNIOR British Made