Longophon - 60 Grenzguell-Pils
A few weeks ago Rinus Blijleven found this rare flexible record. It's a one-sided playable German card board Longophon record. It's size is ca. 10.5 cm . The colourfull front reads: Grenzquell, das echte deutsche Qualitäts-Pilsner . H. Bünnel, Wernesgrün i. D. In the centre Sachsen Tschechoslovakei Pilsen and again the name of the brewery: Grenzquell Brauerei. This brewery, better known as Wernergrüner Brauerei can be found in Steinburg Wernersgrün in Saxony, Germany. The Brünnel family was the owner of the brewery up to 1946. This brewery is still active for the Bittburg Braugruppe.
The Longophon label is rather rare and known for its (most black and white) picture discs. In a previous blog I introduced you to some of those Longophon Bildplatten, as I they are called in German. It was produced by the C. Otto Bestehorn company of Aschersleben between 1930 and 1934. Mind that the record has no information on the "red" label like a regular 78rpm record, but a printed (label-like) promo on the reverse. Like other cardboard records from this period, like the British Durium record, the blank reverse was the ideal place for promotion.