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The two Rexophone labels shown here have little in common in their design and their is nothing to suggest that they are of the same company. But they are. The only reference I can find is from Miller [M] who shows both these labels. These, he writes, are produced by Homophon gmbh (Germany) for export to Australia, and was first introduced in 1911. The importers were Jackson and Macdonald of Sydney. These early labels were gold on green as shown by L054; in 1915 the more ornate label was introduced, a multicoloured label which shows the piping Pan playing the pipes to a reclining female (is she nude?). I do not have an example of this. 

Again according to Miller [M], there was yet another Rexophon label, gold on purple, produced by J.E.Hough Ltd (of Edison-Bell fame). The connection between this third labell, I have no idea, but connection their was as the design, of Pan and his lady, remains.  After 1917, there were no more Rexophone records. 

See also Rondophone, also produced by Homophon gmbh (Germany) for export to Australia; and Universal for a paste-over.

Records in collection:

L054 sc3 REXOPHONE
 Recorded in England, Pressed in Berlin.
5346 (a).  THE PICNIC (EV'RY LASSIE LOVES A LADDIE). Sandy McGregor
5346 (b).  BREAKFAST IN BED ON SUNDAY MORNING   Ibid. [Chip out of edge but prior to take up track.]

L002 sc2+ REXOPHONE  
 British Manufacture
5930 (1763).  BLUE EYES, Waltz.  Savoy Orchestra.
5930 (1764).  SUNSHINE IN YOUR SMILE, Waltz.  Ibid. [Run-in outer edge has a slight lip on one side (1764).]
 

L12-029 REXOPHONE CONCERT RECORD.  
Recorded in England. Pressed in Prussia.