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Centropechat (232)
By P. N. Grünberg and E. A. Paskudski:
YearNumbers #
1919Moscow001 099
Petrograd100 153*
1919Moscow200 214
1920Moscow215 279
1921Moscow280 292

*There was reservation until #199
... [more]
Narkomvoen (Kiev) (0)
Phonograph record production of the Political Department of NARKOMVOEN (People's Commissar)(Kiev). NARKOMVOEN existed from 23.11.1917 to 12.11.1923.
Grammoplastinka (15)
The State Association of the Gramophone Industry Enterprises of the RSFSR Grammoplastinka was established in February 1922 under the Directorate of Supply of the People's Commissariat of Education / Gosprosnab NKP / on the basis of the former department Sovetskaya plastinka (The Soviet Record) of the Central Administration of Registration, Allocation and Distribution of Printed Matter (Centropechat).... [more]
Soviet with pre-revolutional labels (91)
Most likely the majority of the records were pressed by the State Association of Grmophone Industry of the RSFSR Grammoplastinka in 1922.
Gosprossnab NKP (reissues) (33)
February 6, 1923 - February 26, 1924

State office for the supply of school and educational accessories
Gosprossnab NKP (own recordings) (154)
Muzpred (reissues) (333)
March 22, 1924 - June 27, 1928
State Musical Trust "Muzpred" NKP
►"Fabrika Pyatiletiya Oktyabrya" - former "Pathe", Moscow. In Soviet times it operated from November 7, 1922 until July 1925.
►"Fabrika pamyati 1905 goda" - former "Metropol-Record", later RAOG. Aprelevka station, Moscow region.
See Chronology of the early Soviet sound recording (in Russian)
Muzpred (0x-numbering) (412)
According to P. N. Grünberg:
(with refinements of A. Petrov)
YearNumbers #
1923 1924x01 x0138
19250x139 0x299
19260x300 0x359
19270x360 0x475
19280x476 0x523
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Mustrust (general list) (370)
June 27, 1928 - March 10, 1932

State Industrial Trust "Muztrest" of the Supreme Economic Council of the RSFSR
Mustrust (electric process) (1313)
According to P. N. Grünberg with refinements of D. Golovko and R. Pantelus*
YearNumbers #
19281 132
1929135 597?
1930598? 1424
19311425 1948
19321953 2568
19332569 2926

*By the data from partially preserved matrix passports as well as from the catalog of gramophone records collector V. D. Safoshkin. The first and last matrix numbers are inclusive, i.e. correspond to the beginnings and ends of each recording year.

**Exact dates taken from the RGAFD card index
Grammplastrest NKLP (56)
March 10, 1932 - September 4, 1933

The production of records and gramophones was under the aegis of NKLP - Narodny Kommisariat Legkoy Promyshlennosti (People's Commissariat of Light Industry) - from September, 1932 until September, 1933. It received the name of Grammplastrest (GramMophone Record Trust) and continued the electrical process numbering system begun bu Muztrest.
Gramplasttrest and major plants (23180)
YearNumbers #
19331 2
19343 488
1935489 999
1000 2999*
19353000 3429
19363430 4729
19374730 6354
19386355 7991
19397992 10032
Gramplasttrest (wartime numbering) (533)
Three digits numbers used from October 1942 to approximately middle of 1943. Numbering started with 101, ended a little bit over 500.
Gramplasttrest (Non-standard numbering) (513)
This section contains discs with recordings of speeches of the USSR leaders, series with training courses and other materials, for which non-standard numbering of the matrix and catalog numbers was used.
LPs (719)
The LP (from "long playing"[1] or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a phonograph record format characterized by: a speed of ​33 1⁄3 rpm; a 12- or 10-inch (30- or 25-cm) diameter; use of the "microgroove" groove specification; and a vinyl composition disk. Introduced by Columbia in 1948, it was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. The rotational speed of the disc was not new and has been used since the late 1920s for various special purposes in sound recording industry, for example in the first system of sound cinema "Vitaphone"... [more]

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