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Britain's equivalent of "Hit-of-the-Week" records were available, like their American counterparts, weekly from news-stands. They were only available between April 1932 and January 1933, however, which was after the US Hit-of-the-Weeks had ceased production. Made of cardboard with a thin celluloid coating, the recording quality was good, but a bit thin, probably due to the fine grooving to allow two (almost) full-length tunes to be put on one side.  The main series ran from EN-0 upwards and were mainly British matrices, with just a handful of American ones, some from Hit of the Week, and some recorded in America specifically for Durium in Britain, the latter being very rare, allegedly as they were quickly withdrawn due to a contract infringement by vocalist Chick Bullock. (I have my doubts about this as any contract infringement by a recording artist in the USA would surely have no affect on records sales in another country ?)

I am presuming the news-stands would not just have the current week's issue, but would have some of the previous issues available as well. Should anyone have any memory or story of Durium records being bought, I would be interested to know more details.

Catalogue Series:
There were a number of series, and Durium had strong links in Europe and Scandinavia as you will see below.
The main series were:
EN-0 (English); GE-1 (German), N-1 (Norwway) and SC-101 (Scandinavia).
The other series are fairly short-lived ones with BD-, F-, M-, O-, and R- prefixes with only the T- prefix series lasting longer. The reason for all these series is obscure. After the demise of the EN-series in early 1933, most later issues were lablled as Durium Super (see second image).

Matrix numbers:
No prefix - US recordings, except later small records iwith 5000- series maxtrix numbers.
E-1000, E-5000 -London, England  (location not known).
D-100  - Copenhagen, Denmark.
M-  believed to be Milan, Italy.
SD- - London, England; Sound Distributors issues.

Any other prefixes are not known for sure and may be London recordings.

The Durium Record Company wsa based at 107, Buckingham Avenue, Slough, England. The company ceased trading in early 1934. It was taken over (or became) Dubrico Ltd, still in Slough, but then was bought by Sound Distributors Ltd of London. By this time the production of 10" commercial records had ceased and the company only made special, mainly advertising, issues in various small sizes from 3" to 6" in diameter until 1936 when it would appear that records made of Durium went out of fashion.

It should be noted that European Durium records always have the label name in lower-case; those with DURIUM (capitals) as the name are US issues, outside the confines of this page, though it would appear that some of the smaller disks, often those for children use DURIUM on both sides of the Atlantic.

About the material:
Durium was a syntheitc resin invented in 1929 by Dr. Hal Trueman Beans, who was professor of Chemistry at Columbia University, USA. It is decribed as flexible, tasteless, odourless amd highly resistent to heat. It is surprising the material isn't better known as one would have thought it would have had many uses at the time, or even nowadays. I believe it was used in casting metal newspaper type and for non-metallic parts in aeroplanes.

How the records were manufactured.
The hot liquid resin (at about 230 centigrade) was spread over wide sheets of thin cardboard and immediately 12 records were simultaneously pressed. The resin cooled and hardened very quickly at which point the details are printed onto the central area of the records and the backs are printed (if necessary) and lacquered, allegedly to stop curling, though they still usually end up being quite curled. Finally the discs are punched out. The process was very quick and many records could be made in a short time, though it is not known what the pressing runs were for each weekly issue.

Playing a Durium record.
At first glance, Durium records appear unplayable. They are invariably very curled. This is due to the different expansion rates of the carboard and the Durium resin. Each record came with a Durium record clip to hold it flat onto the turntable. These are quite scarce nowadays, but a substitute can be made quite easily. Some of the later issues had the clip already stapled to the record. Once the record is held flat, it will play fine. The hard Durium material will cope very well with the heavy soundbox and steel needle of a gramophone, though I would never recommend using an old gramophone in preference to a modern light-weight pick-up and diamond stylus for playing records. Duriums have no problem with the fatal warpage caused by shrinking which is common with other flexible records such as Filmophone, Phonychord and Goodson.

Post-WWII Durium issues.

In the 1950s there was another Durium label made in England of standard shellac, probably by Decca, which contained Italian music recorded by Durium of Italy (see last image - thanks to
Bill Dean-Myatt for this image). There were also later shellac Durium records made in Italy. I'm not sure what the link is between the synthetic resin records and the post-war shellac ones; probably no link at all other than a re-use of the name.





Spindle Lock



Post-WWII
issue

The late Hans Koert spent many years researching and collecting Durium records and documented it in his "blog" at http://hitoftheweek.blogspot.co.uk/ which has links to his Durium listings. What I have done is to try to present the various Durium series in an easy to read format, but almost all the details are from Hans' indefatigable research.

I have listed the 10" series first, in alphabetical prefix sequence. Then following those are the smaller discs.

Please e-mail me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.

My thanks to the following for providing information: Robin Bratchley, John Culley, Norman Field, Mike, Jones, Hans Koert, Chris MacDonald, Steve Walker

Page last updated on: May 17, 2018

Unprefixed series - A French Language Course. It came in 6 parts, as shown below.

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
1085 E-1085 Language Course: French, part 1 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)
1086 E-1086 Language Course: French, part 2 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)
1087 E-1087 Language Course: French, part 3 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)
1098 E-1098 Language Course: French, part 4 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)
1099 E-1099 Language Course: French, part 5 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)
1100 E-1100 Language Course: French, part 6 E.M. Stephan (senior lecturer in French, University College, London)

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
BD-1 E-1064-A-B The Blue Danube, waltz, parts 1 & 2 Durium Orchestra
BD-2      
BD-3 E-1075-A-B Morgenblatter Valse
The Grasshoppers Dance
The Band of H.M. 2nd Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (cond. R. Barsotti)
BD-4      
BD-5      
BD-6      
BD-7 E-1132-C Waltz Of The Gigolo
Mothers Love
Durium Accordeon Band (cond. Cuvelier) (as "D-7")
BD-8 E-1133-A-B The Skaters Waltz
Polka Of The Gnomes
Durium Accordion Band (dir. J.B. Cuvelier)
BD-9 E-1135-A-B Gammelvals (Over The Waves)
Varhambo (In The Spring)
Durium Accordion Band (dir. J.B. Cuvelier)
BD-10 M-166-A Wein Weib Und Gesang (Wine, Women And Song) Durium Valseorkester (Milan)
BD-11 M-165-B Wienerblod (Vienna Blood) Durium Valseorkester (Milan)
BD-12 E-1256 I Cover The Waterfront
Dinner At Eight
Durium Dance Band
BD-13      
BD-14      
BD-14      
BD-15      

NOTE: A solitary issue with a catalogue number of "D 7" is thought to actually be part of the BD series above and is shown as BD-7.

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
EN-0 E-1004-A-B-C One More Kiss
By The Fireside
Durium Dance Band
EN-1 T-13-B Many Happy Returns Of The Day (waltz)
Little Girl
Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
EN-2 T-14-B Love Letters In The Sand
Me
Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
EN-3 5001-A It's The Girl
Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
Phil Spitalny's Music (USA)
EN-4 5002-B A Million Dollar Baby [sic]
Whistling In The Dark
Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
EN-5 5003-A I'm Keepin' Company
I Wanna Sing About You
Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
EN-6 T-12-B I Apologise
Sweet And Lovely
Phil Spitalny's Music (USA)
EN-7 1188-B Now's The Time To Fall In Love
After The Ball
Durium Dance Ensemble (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
EN-8 E-1003-A-B All Of Me
Save The Last Dance For Me (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
EN-9 E-1024-A-B-C Goodnight, Vienna (tango)
My Sweet Virginia
Durium Dance Band
EN-10 E-1001-A By The Sycamore Tree
An Ev'ning In Caroline
Durium Dance Band
EN-11 E-1023-B Was That The Human Thing To Do ?
Now That You're Gone
Durium Dance Band
EN-12 E-1030-A-B-C Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear
Rain On the Roof
Durium Dance Band
EN-13 E-1029-A-C Can't We Talk It Over ?
Just humming Along
Durium Dance Band
EN-14 E-1038-A-B One Hour With You
What Would You Do ?
Durium Dance Band
EN-15 E-1037-C Good Night, Little Girl, Good Night
I Lost My Heart On Heidelberg
Durium Dance Band
EN-16 E-1040-B She Didn't Say "Yes"
Gypsy Moon (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
EN-17 E-1046-A-B Round The Marble Arch
It's That Little Extra Something
Durium Dance Band
EN-18 E-1049-C Back Again To Happy-Go-Lucky Days (6/8)
there's A Ring Around The Moon
Durium Dance Band
EN-19 E-1047-C It Ain't No Fault Of Mine
The Echo Of A Song
Durium Dance Band
EN-20 E-1052-C Every Day's A Lucky Day
Five Minutes To Twelve (waltz)
Terry's Quick-Changers (= Terry McGovern's Band)
EN-21 E-1050-B Lovable
Foolish Over You
Durium Dance Band
EN-22 E-1071-B-C Spanish Moon
Paradise (waltz)
Durium Orchestra
EN-23 E-1072-B-C Too Many Tears
When Yuba Plays the Rumba On The Tuba
Durium Revellers
EN-24 1208-C Dream Sweetheart
Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Morton Downey (light tenor) and Orchestra (USA)
EN-25 E-1078-A Ev'rybody's Goin' But Me
Get Away, Old Man
Durium Dance Band
Carson Robison & his Pioneers
EN-26 E-1073-B Majah General Thing-A-Me-Bob (6/8)
Standchen (Serenade)
The Band of H.M. 2nd Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (cond. R. Barsotti)
EN-27 E-1077-A-B The Sun Has Got His Hat On
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Durium Dance Band
Carson Robison & his Pioneers
EN-28 E-1080-A-B Flower Of Spain (tango)
Ziganette Yodelling (waltz)
Cuvelier Accordion Band (acc. by Durium Dance Band)
EN-29 E-1082-C Silver Hair And Heart Of Gold
Oi ! Song
Durium Dance Band
EN-30 E-1080-A-B Why Me So Unkind To Me ? (waltz)
We All Wanna Know Why
Durium Dance Band
EN-31 E-1097-C She Was Only A Postmaster's Daughter, But.....
Drink Up ! (6/8)
Durium Dance Band
EN-32 E-1096-B In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
This Is my Love Song
Durium Dance Band
EN-33 E-1053-A The Count Of Luxembourg, waltz, parts 1 & 2 Durium Orchestra (cond. Paul Abel)
EN-34 E-1003-B Why Waste Your Tears ?
Night Shall Be Filled With Music
Durium Dance Band
EN-35 E-1102-A-B Come Along With Me
Coming Round The Mountain
Carson Robison & his Pioneers
EN-36 E-1110-A-B-C I Do Like To See A Game Of Football
Underneath The Arches
Durium Dance Band
EN-37 E-1109-B-C Listen to The German Band
Same Old Moon (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
EN-38 E-1111-A-B Three's A Crowd
Sweethearts for Ever
Durium Dance Band
EN-39 E-1112-A-B How Are Yopu ? (6/8)
When They're On The Love Parade
Durium Dance Band
EN-40 E-1115-B-C Ooh! That Kiss
My Donna Rita
Durium Dance Band (= Sydney Kyte's Orch.)
EN-41 E-1119-B-C In Charge Of a Bookstall, parts 1 & 2 Tommy Handley (comedian)
EN-42 E-1116-A-C Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing (waltz)
Venetian Lady
Durium Dance Band (= Sydney Kyte's Orch.)
EN-43 E-1122-C You Loving Me (waltz)
Little Yvonne (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
EN-44 E-1123-A-B Let's All Be Fairies
Toasts
Durium Dance Band


Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
F-1 E-1138-A-C Yes, Mr. Brown
Leave A Little For Me
If You Would Learn To Live (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
F-2 E-1139-A-B He's Got A Wife And Family At home (tango)
Will You Dance Through Life With Me? (tango)
Durium Dance Band
F-3 E-1140-B Ich Liebe Dich, My Dear
Bon Voyage To Your Ship Of Dreams
Durium Dance Band
F-4 E-1141-A-B Taboo, Taboo (6/8)
I Don't Want To Go To Bed
Durium Dance Band

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
GE-1 T-9 Das Ist Die Liebe Der Matrosen
Pontenero (paso-doble)
Durium Dance Ensemble (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
GE-2 T-10-B Mein Herz Sehnt Sich Nach Liebe (waltz)
Du Bist Mein Gluck
Phil Spitalny's Dance Ensemble (USA)
GE-3 T-11 Were Nimmt Die Liebe Ernst ?
Eine Kleine Reise Im Fruhling Mit Dir
Phil Spitalny's Dance Ensemble (USA)
GE-4 5005-B Geh Night An Mir Vorbei, Liebling
Signorina Aus Brioni (tango)
Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
GE-5 5006-A Ich Hab Dich Einmal Gekusst (tango)
Schon War Es ! (paso-doble)
Phil Spitalny's Music (USA)
GE-6   Schon Ist Da Leben
Das Giebt Nur Einmal
Durium Dance Ensemble
GE-7   Sar War Herrlich
Eins, Zwei, Drei, Die Ganze Kompanie
Durium Orchester
GE-8 E-1021-A-B Ich Mocht Einmal Wieder Verliebt Sein (waltz)
Im Traum Hast Du Mir Alles Erlaubt
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-9 E-1025-B Oh Monah
When The Circus Comes To Town
Durium Dance Band
GE-10 E-1026-B When The Circus Comes to Town
Oh Monah
anon (= Durium Dance Band)
GE-11      
GE-12 E-1028 Spiel Mir Auf Der Balalaika (Play To Me On Your Balalaika)
Wwin Weib Und Gesang (Wine, Women And Song)
Durium Orchester
GE-13 E-1020 Du Dummer Leiner Korporal (waltz)
Warum Lachelst Du, mona Lisa ?
Durium Orchester
GE-14 E-1063-A So Kusst Man Nur Im Wein (waltz)
Ein Bisschen Liebe For Mich
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-15 E-1064-A-B An Der Schonen Blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), waltz, parts 1 & 2 Durium Orchester
GE-16 E-1065-A Wien Du Stadt Meine Traume (waltz)
Im Prater Bluhn Wieder Die Baume (waltz)
Durium Orchester
GE-17      
GE-18 E-1068-B Was Kann So Schon Sein ?
Wein Lied, Ein Kuss, Ein Madel
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-19 E-1069-B-C Es War Einmal Ein Waltzer (waltz)
Es Gibt Noch Macrhen
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-20 E-1053-A Der Graf Von Luxemburg) (The Count Of Luxembourg), waltz, parts 1 & 2 Durium Orchester (dir. Paul Abel)
GE-21 E-1066-A Eva,  waltzer Fantasie
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess), waltz fantasie
Durium Orchestra
GE-22 E-1062-B Pardon, Madame (waltz)
Mausie
Durium Dance Band
GE-23 E-1089-B-C Hoppla, Jetz Komm Ich !
Es Fuhrt Kein Anderer Weg Zur Selikeit (waltz)
Durium Orchester
GE-24 E-1092-B Im Salzkammergut (waltz)
Was Kann Der Sigismund Dafur Das Er So Schon Ist ?
Durium Tanz Orchester
GE-25 E-1091-B Stundenlang
Was Ist Denn Dabei Wenn Man Sich Leicht Verliebt
Durium Tanz Orchester
GE-26 E-1090-A Liebe War Es Nie... (tango) (It Never Was Love)
Warum ? (Why?) (tango)
Durium Tango Ensemble
GE-27 E-1093 Wenn ein Kleiner Zufall will
'S Wird Schon Weider Besser
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-28 E-1094-A-B Irgendwo Auf Der Welt
Einmal Schaffts Jeder
Durium Tanz Orchester
GE-29 E-1095 Ich Suche Eine, Die Mir Allein Gehort
Heut' Bin Ich Gut Aufgelegt
Durium Tanz Orchester
GE-30 E-1153 Zigeuner, di hast Mein Herz Gestohlen! (tango)
Du Errinerst Mich An Meine Erste Liebe (tango)
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-31 E-1156 Du Bist In Meinem Augen Die wErste Sensation (tango)
Leb' Wohl, Auf Wiedersehen
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-32      
GE-33 E-1164 Du, Du, Dudl Du Du
Auf Den Feldern Bluht Der Rote Mohn
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-34      
GE-35 E-1166-A Fur Dich, Rio Rita
Komme, Susse Reizende Amanda
Durium Tanz Ensemble
GE-36 E-1158-B-C Wenn Ich Sonntags In Mein Kino Gehn
Wenn Du nicht Kommst, Dan Ich Haben Die Rosen Umsonst Gebluht
Durium Tanz Ensemble

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
M-1 E-1171-A What More Can I Ask ?
Brighter Than The Sun
Durium Dance Band
M-2 E-1163-A Falling In Love With You (waltz)
Ladies, You're Lucky To Me (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
M-3 E-1154-A-B Zigeuner, You Have Stolen My Heart (tango)
Nights Of Love Divine (tango)
Durium Dance Band
M-4 E-1172-A-B Tell Me Tonight
Parlez-Moi D'Amour (Speak To Me Of Love) (waltz)
Durium Dance Band

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
N-1 D-104 Varldens Forste Sang
Sola Skinner (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
N-2 D-103 Den Gamle Spinnerokk
Vi Motes Pa Melke-Vei (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
N-3 D-119 Jorden Rundt Potpourri Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
N-4 D-121 Di Mig Det Altid (tango)
Naar Tusend Smaa Stjerner (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
O-1 E-1201-A Someone to Care For
This Is No Dream
Durium Dance Band
O-2 E-1193-C Play, Fiddle, Play (waltz)
I'll Never Have To Dream Again (waltz)
Durium Accordion Band
O-3 E-1157-A-B The Night Was Made For Love (tango)
To-Morrow Night We'll Meet Again (tango)
Durium Dance Band
O-4 E-1166-A For You, Rio Rita
Sweet Amanda
Durium Dance Band

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
P-1      
P-2      
P-3 E-1218 Automatic Telephone Tones [anon - special for Post Office Telephones]
P-4      
P-5      

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
R-1 E-1207-A Come Out, Vienna (waltz)
A Glass Of Golden Bubbles (waltz)
Dance, Pretty Lady (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
R-2 E-1191-B In Santa Lucia
Rosa Mia
Durium Accordion Band
R-3 E-1150-A Latuda Bocca Dice: No ! (tango)
L'edera (tango)
Durium Tango Band (dir. sig. Mascheroni)
R-4 E-1208-A The Windwill Waltz
The Village Band (waltz)
Durium Dance Band

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
SC-101 E-1060-A-B-C Den Vackra Dockans (tango)
Spansk Serenad (bolero)
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
SC-102 E-1088-A Har Du Ingen Liten Plats For Mej ?
Om Alla Vackra Drommar Vore Sanna (waltz)
Durium Orchester
SC-103 E-1108-B Kom Till Mej Pa Lordagskvall (waltz)
Skrattpolkan
Albin Fernstrom och Bangbro-Stina
SC-104 E-1106-A Lull-Lull-Lull
Nagon Gang Si Sa Dar Spropa (waltz)
Albin Fernstrom och Bangbro-Stina
SC-105      
SC-106      
SC-107 E-1114-C Varmlanningarna, potpourri 1 & 2 Durium Stora Konsertorkester (dir. Eduard Hladisch)
SC-108      
SC-109 E-1101-A Smekande Sunnanvind (waltz)
Natt I Rio Grande (waltz)
Carson Robison's Pioneers, with Durium Orchestra
SC-110 E-1136-B Jeg Kommer I Nat, Under Balkonen
Get Kribler Og Krabler
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-111 E-1137-B Gaa Med I Lunden
Glemmer Du (waltz)
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-112 E-1124-B Som I Havaji
Manskensnatter Pa Havaji
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-113 E-1129-C Da Gar Jag En Trapp Opp Till Charlott
Det Gar I Vagor (waltz)
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-114 E-1133-A-B Skridskoakaren (The Skaters Waltz)
Dvargapolkan (Polka Of the Gnomes)
Cuvelier Accordion Band
SC-115 E-1130-B Till Mecca
Bara For Att Jag Ar Kar I Dig
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-116 E-1128-B ...Bara En Cigarett (tango)
Nar Vita Flingor Falla (waltz)
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-117 E-1173-B Gurli
Tangokavaljeren
Durium Dance Band
SC-118 E-1174-B Det Ar Jag, Som Gar Vagen Uppfor Stegen
Lyckan Finns Pa Manga Stallen
Durium Dance Band
SC-119 E-1135-A-B Gammelvals (Over The Waves)
Varhambo (In The Spring)
Cuvelier Accordion Band
SC-120 E-1175-A-B-C Bara Det Blir Var (waltz)
Varen Forsta Svarmeri
Durium Dance Band
SC-121 E-1125-A-B I Det Glada Wien (waltz)
Det Ar En Hemlighet (tango)
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-122 E-1126-A-B Fram Med Klaveret
Handklaverkalles
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-123 E-1127-B Da Tar Jag Hatten Av Och Tackar Sa Hjartligt For De'
En Hambotrall
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-124 E-1131-A-B Blott En Liten
Min VackraLilja Fran Sevilla (tango)
Piccadilly Hotel Band (= Sydney Kyte's Band)
SC-125 E-1202-A-B Alvborgsvisan
Amanda Satt Med En Krans I Haren
Carl Moller (vocal, with lute)
SC-126 E-1203-C Fritiof Andersson's Paradmarsch
Tatuerarevalsen
Carl Moller (vocal, with lute)
SC-127 E-1211-A I Den Lille Have
Hos Mor Derhjemme I Kaerteminde (waltz)
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-128 E-1212-A Hele Verden Sidder To Og To I Reden
Vente
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-129      
SC-130 E-1214-A De Skal Vare Ta' Og Ringe Efter Mig
Vil Du Danse En Rigtig Tyroler Med Mig (waltz)
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-131 E-1215-A Please
Forbi
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-132 E-1216-B Med Fuld misik
Kun Fir Een Alene
Durium Dance Ensemble
SC-133      
SC-134 E-1205-A Livet Pa En Pinne Hambo
Tjo Och Hej (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
SC-135 E-1204-A Pa Blomsterkladd Kulle
Kors Pa Idas Grav
Carl Moller (vocal, with lute)
SC-136 E-1209-A Sommarflirt (For Love Time) (waltz)
Skon Rosmarin (Kreisler)
Durium Dance Band
SC-137 E-1206-A-C Sol, Sang Och Aventyr (waltz)
Sa Sant Som Jag Heter John Fridolf Johansson (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
SC-138 ED-135-VI-A Hej Speleman
Langtam Hem (waltz)
Sundquist och Hylen Dragspelsensemble
SC-139 ED-136-V3-B Angens Blommor (waltz)
Grasanklingen
Sundquist och Hylen Dragspelsensemble
SC-140 V-12 Tva Bor Man Alltid Wara (waltz)
Blott Pa Karlek Leven Man Ej
Karl Kinch med Orkester
SC-141 V-15-A Nutidsflickan
Kyss Karlsson Pa Mandag (waltz)
Karl Kinch med Orkester
SC-142 V-20-2 Ninon
Sag, Hur Har Jag Kunnat Leva Utan Dig ?
Karl Kinch med Orkester
SC-143 E-1241-B Dukkerne Danser
En Dag Er Ikke Levet Uten Kaerlighed (tango)
Durium Dance Band of London
SC-144      
SC-145 E-1237 Det Er Vidunderligt
I Wein Wil Ve Modes Endnu En Gang
Durium Dance Band of London
SC-146 E-1238-B Aty, Ay, Ay (tango)
I Nat Har Jeg Kun Dromt Om Dig (tango)
Durium Dance Band of London
SC-147 E-1240-A In The Park In Paree
Look What I've Got
Durium Dance Band, London
SC-148 E-1235-B Kammerat, Vaer En Mand
Ahh, Hvor Jeg Ih, Hvor Jeg
Durium Dance Band, London
SC-149 E-1242-B To Hjerters Slag
Alt Hvad Der Er Dejligt Minder Om Dig (waltz)
Durium Dance Band, London
SC-150      
SC-151 V-18 Karlekens Rodaste Rosor
En Sjomansvals (waltz)
Karl Kinch med Orkester
SC-152 E-1246-A Kom Alene Vil Vi Gaa
Altid Om Dagen
Durium Dance Band
SC-153 E-1247-B Ninon, Smil Engang Endnu
To Hjerter Slaar I Valsetagt
Durium Dance Band
SC-154 V-35-2 Nar Lordagskvallen Kommer (waltz)
For Damerna
Gosta Kjellertz med Orkester
SC-155 V-30-A Gnallmans
Katten Med De Bla Oronen
Lasta av Emma Meissner (speech)
SC-156 V-33 Sagan Om Pomperipossa Med Den Langa Nasen
Lararetidnings
Berattad av Emma Meissner (speech)
SC-157 V-102 Ni Ar Ensam Jag Ar Ensam (tango)
Det Finns I Varje Vacker Liten Saga (waltz)
Aino Taube och Gosta Kjellertz med Orkester
SC-158 E-1248-A-B Barnvisor Hanseman
Haxans Fodelsedag
Sjungna Sofi Schonning (vocal)
SC-159 V-101 Lite' Manligt
Kan Vi Ej Vara Vanner Anda
Aino Taube med Orkester
SC-160 E-1249-B Slikkehans - Pouls Koer
Hare-Hund Og Jaegersmand
Onkel Papa
SC-161      
SC-162 E-1255-A Petting In The Park
Hm-Hm
Durium Dance Band
SC-163 E-1252-A Kobenhavn (6/8)
Alt Hvad Jeg Har Vil Jeg Dele Med Dig (waltz)
Durium Dance Band
SC-164 E-1253-A Bolgen Blaa (waltz)
Hvem Er Angst For Den Stygge Ulv
Durium Dance Band
SC-165      
SC-166 V-107 O, Bella Donna (tango)
En Sot Liten Fru
Gosta Kjellertz med Orkester
SC-167 V-104 Var Det En Drom ? (waltz)
Hjoden Av Salighet (tango)
Aino Taube med Orkester
SC-168 E-1267-A The Day You Came Along
Thanks
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-169 E-1269-B Den Gamle Spinnerok (The Old Spinning Wheel)
The Last Round-Up
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-170 E-1271-B Lyttervalsen 1934
Kys Mig Naar Su Vil
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-171 E-1280-A Marie Luse (waltz)
Saa Sod Som Ingen Anden (tango)
Otto Lington's Orkester
SC-172 E-1270-A Det Er Dig, Lille Lyse Veninde
What About Me ?
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-173 E-1274-A Den Blonde Kathrin
Vi Modes Paa Melkevejen (waltz)
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-174 E-1281-A Dine Ojne Lover Meget Mir
Hold Taken Spillemand (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester
SC-175 E-1268-A It's Oh, It's Ah, It's Wonderful
In A One Room Flat
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-176 E-1273-B Jorden Rundt I 80 Takter, potpourri Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-177 E-1279-A De Er Een Der Synger I Gaarden
Jeg Elsker Pi'r Med Fregner
Danske Gade Sangere (vocal group ?)
SC-178 E-1276-B Et Ord, Et Kys
Hvorfor Sporger Du
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-179 E-1272-B Kom Til Mig
I Den Gamle Kro
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-180 M-227-B Honeymoon Hotel
Kaerlighed Og Kildevand
Durium Orchestra (Milan)
SC-181 M-240-A On A Steamer Coming Over
Verdens Forste Sang
Durium Dance Band, London (actually Milan !)
SC-182 M-241-C Bedstefars Ur
Hjulets Gang
Durium Dance Band, London (actually Milan !)
SC-183 E-1277-B Naar Man Fra Hinanden Gaar
Alene Og Dog Lykkelig
Otto Lington Og Hans Orkester
SC-184 E-1278-A Naar Tusind Smaa Stjerner (waltz)
Hawaii Maanen
Donde's Hawaii Orchestra (dir, Eli Donde)
SC-185 D-100-A Herstedvester Orkester
Lille Sode Janemor
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-186 D-102-B Kun Tre Smaa Ord (tango)
Jeg Onsker Ikke Roser (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-187 D-109-A Den Naturlige Kvinde (tango)
Den Gamle Traver
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-188 D-111-B Mari Mara Marimaruschaka
Skal Vi Hilse Paa Hinanden
Jean Dupont's Orkester
SC-189 D-106-A Sig At Du Kan Li' Mig Lidt
Kom Til Mig, Naar Du Forelsker Dig
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-190 D-108-B Altid Et Smil I Ojet
Mit Solskin Er Du
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-191 D-110-B Alt For Kone, Borg Og Hjem
Husker Du (waltz)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-192 D-105-B Godnat, Men Ikke Farvel
Zigeunerblod (tango)
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-193 D-107-C Er Min Kaerlighed En Forbrydelse
Der Er Noget I Deres Blikke
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-194 D-101-B Lasses (waltz)
I Et Telt
Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-195 D-120-A Potpourri Av Kai Normann Andersen, parts 1 & 2 Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-196a D-112-B Min Onkel Fro Ronongo, part 1 Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-196c D-113-B Min Onkel Fro Ronongo, part 2 Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-196c D-114-B Min Onkel Fro Ronongo, part 3 Otto Lington's Orkester (Copenhagen)
SC-197 D-129-B Pas Godt Paa Dit Hjerte, Margrethe (tango)
Aften Paa Volden (Easter Parade)
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-198 D-125-A Naar Staernen Har Flojtet
Jeg Svinger Min Gronne Tyrolerhat (waltz)
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-199 D-126-B Lille Prinsesse
Ene Med Min Skygge
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-200 D-127-B Jeg Laeser A;ting I Deres Ojne (tango)
Anne-Mari (waltz)
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-201 D-128-B Vi Danser Tango I Wien (tango)
Frida Har Fridag Paa Fredag (waltz)
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-202 D-124-D  Byens Sang
Tiro-Liro-Lej
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-203 D-135-A Hvis Du Vil Synge For Sin Pige
Jeg Kaster Min Lyse Kjole
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-204 D-132-A I Rio Bamba (rumba)
Jeg Ka' Saa Godt Li' Tirol
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-205 D-136-B Saalenge Vi to Holder Sammen
Hver Gang En Stjerne Blinker
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-206 D-133-B Weekend
Glem Ikke Din Hjemstabn (tango)
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-207 D-134-A Bror, Su Skal Le
Em Smule Syng-Sang
Freddy Petersen med Durium's Danseorkester
SC-208 D-130-B Judex ("Mors et Vita" - Gounod)
Serenade ("Les Millions d'Arlequin)
Durium's Orkester
SC-209      

 

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label
T-1      
T-2      
T-3 E-1132-C Waltz Of The Gigolo
Mothers Love
Durium Accordion Band (cond. Cuvelier)
T-4      
T-5      
T-6 5008-A Al Cavallino Jack Norman's Orchestra (= Phil Spitalny's Music) (USA)
T-7      
T-8      
T-9      
T-10      
T-11      
T-12      
T-13      
T-14      
T-15      
T-16      
T-17   Chiesi Al Mio Cuore
Oggi Son Tanto Delice (Today I Feel So Happy)
Orchestra Durium
T-18      
T-19      
T-20   Non Vi Specciate Signora (waltz)
Tutto Quel Che Fa Papa
Orchestra Durium
T-21   Cielo D'Hawai
Rido (Laughter)
Orchestra Durium
T-22      
T-23   Aranci (rumba)
Modistina
Orchestra Durium
T-24   Marcia Reale Italiana (march)
Giovinezza (march)
Sola Orchestra
T-25 E-1000-A Fiesta
The Peanut Vendor
Durium Dance Band
T-26      
T-27      
T-28   Torna A Suniento
Napule Ca Se Ne Va
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-29   Nustalgia D'Ammore
Silenzio Gantatore
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-30   Dica Tencello Vuje
Tiempe 'Belle
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-31 E-1010-B O Sole Mio
Maria Mari'
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-32      
T-33      
T-34      
T-35   O'paese S'o Sole
Vaia Napulitana
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-36      
T-37 E-1056-A Andavamo Lontano (tango)
Campane (tango)
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-38 E-1014-B J'Ai Deux Amours (Two Loves)
I Paese Del Sorriso (You Are My Heart's Delight)
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-39      
T-40 E-1018-A Pallida Signora (tango)
Alcala (tango)
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel
T-41   Non Ti Credo Piu
Dory, Sei Tu
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel (= Lew Stone)
T-42      
T-43   Linda, Milonguita (tango)
Tosa (tango)
Orchestra Durium, dir. Paul Abel (= Lew Stone)
T-44      
T-45      
T-46      
T-47      
T-48      
T-49      
T-50      
       
T-82 E.D. 133 Virginia (waltz) (Kennedy Tait)
Rumba Paesana (D'Anzi)
Miscel, con Orchestra Italiana Durium
       
T-169 M-176 A Orillas Del Ebro (waltz)
Ebrio De Alegria (mazurka)
Banda De Acordeones Durium (Milan)

Now I will list the later, small Durium records.

The first have an E-5000 series matrix. Catalogue numbers, where used have the same number but usually without the prefix, so I will list this series by matrix number only.
These first ones are all 4" diameter, and are mixture of styles and some were issued as "Durium For The Young Folks" or "Durium Junior". The others mainly just have the title of the recording without any actual label name.

Number Title Artist on Label
E-5001-A The Secret Of Beauty And Healthy Sleep [anon] [advert for Ovaltine]
E-5002    
E-5003    
E-5004    
E-5005    
E-5006    
E-5007    
E-5008    
E-5009    
E-5010    
E-5011    
E-5012    
E-5013    
E-5014-A-B A Message To the Young Folks from Uncle Tom (intro. Little Bo-Peep; Hey Diddle-Diddle) Uncle Tom (= Harry Hemsley)  {Durium Junior]
E-5015    
E-5016    
E-5017    
E-5018-C Jack And Jill; Old King Cole; Girls And Boys Come Out To Play Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part I]
E-5019-A-C Ride A Cock Horse; Little Bo-Peep; Hey Diddle Diddle Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part IV]
E-5020-C Where Are You Going To?; Old Mother Hubbard; Pussy Cat Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part V)
E-5021-A Little Miss Muffet; Ding Dong Bell; Tom, Tom The Piper's Son Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part II]
E-5022-B Sing A Song Of Sixpence; Pat-A-Cake Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part III]
E-5023-A Here We Go Gathering nuts; Dickory Dock; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Harry Hemsley  [Durium For The Young Folks Part VI]
E-5024    
E-5025    
E-5026    
E-5027-B Can't We Talk It Over? Durium Dance Band
E-5028-A In The Hills Of Old Virginia (waltz) Durium Dance Band
E-5029    
E-5030    
E-5031-B Leave Me Alone With My Dreams Durium Dance Band
E-5032    
E-5033    
E-5034    
E-5035    
E-5036-A-E Song of "BP" Plus [anon] [for British Petroleum]
E-5037    
E-5038    
E-5039    
E-5040-A-B Announcing Durium French Language Course [anon, probably E.M. Stephan]
E-5041    
E-5042-E-G Song Of the Standard Standard Cars for 1933 [advert for Standard Cars]
E-5043-A Nu Ar Det Jul Igen "Tomtegubbarna" Spela och Sjunga For De Unga
E-5044-A Skara, Skara Havre "Tomtegubbarna" Spela och Sjunga For De Unga
E-5045 Morsgrisae A Vi Allihopa "Tomtegubbarna" Spela och Sjunga For De Unga
E-5046    
E-5047    
E-5048    
E-5049    
E-5050    
E-5051    
E-5052    
E-5053    
E-5054-A A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year Christopher Stone [1932 Xmas greetings from The Gramophone]
E-5055    
E-5056    
E-5057    
E-5058    
E-5059    
E-5060    
E-5061    
E-5062    
E-5063-B A Tract For The Times Choristers Of St. Mary's
E-5064 Maid Happy (intro: Everything's Been Done Before; Thanks For Your Kind Attention) Promotion for the film "Maid Happy"
E-5065    
E-5066    
E-5067    
E-5068    
E-5069    
E-5070    
E-5071    
E-5072    
E-5073    
E-5074-B Mother Goose, part 3: Dickery Dickery Dock [sic]; The Farmer In The Dell; Pussy Cat Uncle Tom

The next series are called The "Talkie" Cigarette Card. They are just under 3" square and were free with Record Cigarettes. The reverse of each record has an image and a brief bigraphy of the personality printed on it, along with a catalogue number printed in the lower right-hand corner.  The records were in their own transparent sleeves and were slipped into the cigarette packet.
There are 5 different known series, each one stating that there are 25 in each series. If this is so, then there are still a lot to find, but it is believed only about 36 out of a projected 125 total records were ever issued. Again these are using a 5000-series matrix number (but no E- prefix) which seems to continue from the one above, but it has been reported to me that the matrix number is not visible on many of the original records found.

Number Cat. No. Title Artist on Label
5090      
5092      
5093-B 3 Variety No. 1 Houston Sisters
5094      
5095      
5096      
5097      
5098      
5099      
5100      
5101      
5102      
5103      
5104      
5105-A 31 Variety No. 6 Ronald Frankau (as Ronald Frankou)
5106      
5107      
5108      
5109      
5110      
5111      
5112      
5113      
5114      
5115      
5116-A 4 Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 1 Anne Gray
5117-B 5 Sportsmen, No. 7 Hughie Gallacher
5118-A 6 Sportsmen, No. 8 Tommy Law
5119      
5120-A 7 Sportsmen, No. 6 Leslie Knight & Alan Craig
5121-A 15 The Children's Hour, No. 5 Uncle Ajax (possibly C.L.T. Farrar)
5122-B 20 Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 3 Laura La Plante
5123      
5124      
5125      
5126      
5127-A 17 The Children's Hour, No. 3 Uncle Ajax (possibly C.L.T. Farrar)
5128      
5129      
5130-B 9 The Stage, No. 2 Hermione Baddeley
5131      
5132      
5133 11 The Stage, No. 4 Dorothy Dickson
5134-A 8 The Stage, No. 1 Stanley Lupino
5135-B 12 The Stage, No. 5 Laddie Cliff
5136      
5137-B 10 The Stage, No. 3 Bobbie Comber
5138-B 13 Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 2 Constance Cumming & Clarence Winchester
5139-A 21 The Stage, No. 6 Dorothy Ward
5140      
5141      
5142-A 22 Variety No. 2 Nellie Wallace
5143-B 23 Film Stars Interviews, No. 4 Lester Matthews
5144-B 24 Sportsmen, No. 2 Frank Moss
5145-A 25 Sportsmen, No. 3 Herbert Roberts
5146-A 26 Sportsmen, No. 4 Wilfred Copping
5147-A 27 Sportsmen, No. 5 Eddie Hapgood
5148      
5149-B 28 Sportsmen, No. 1 George F. Allison
5150      
5151-B 30 The Stage, No. 7 Nelson Keys
5152-B 29 Variety No. 3 Douglas Byng
5153      
5154      
5155      
5156      
5157      
5158      
5159      
5160      
    NOTE:- The following will fit into the above, but I don't know the matrix numbers.
  34 Sportsmen, No. 9 Victor Woodley
  19 The Children's Hour, No. 1 Uncle Ajax
  18 The Children's Hour, No. 2 Uncle Ajax
  16 The Children's Hour, No. 4 Uncle Ajax
  14 The Children's Hour, No. 6 Uncle Ajax
  1 Variety, No. 4 Ronald Frankau
  2 Variety, No. 5 Ronald Frankau

Courtesy of Steve Walker - here is a listing of the above Talkie Cards in catalogue Number sequence so we can see what has been found so far!

Cat. No. Matrix Number Title Artist on Label
1   Variety, No. 4 Ronald Frankau
2   Variety, No. 5 Ronald Frankau
3 5093-B Variety No. 1 Houston Sisters
4 5116-A Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 1 Anne Gray
5 5117-B Sportsmen, No. 7 Hughie Gallacher
6 5118-A Sportmen, No. 8 Tommy Law
7 5120-A Sportsmen, No. 6 Leslie Knight & Alan Craig
8 5134-A The Stage, No. 1 Stanley Lupino
9 5130-B The Stage, No. 2 Hermione Baddeley
10 5137-B The Stage, No. 3 Bobbie Comber
11 5133 The Stage, No. 4 Dorothy Dickson
12 5135-B The Stage, No. 5 Laddie Cliff
13 5138-B Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 2 Constance Cumming & Clarence Winchester
14   The Children's Hour, No. 6 Uncle Ajax
15 5121-A The Children's Hour, No. 5 Uncle Ajax (possibly C.L.T. Farrar)
16   The Children's Hour, No. 4 Uncle Ajax
17 5127-A The Children's Hour, No. 3 Uncle Ajax (possibly C.L.T. Farrar)
18   The Children's Hour, No. 2 Uncle Ajax
19   The Children's Hour, No. 1 Uncle Ajax
20 5122-B Film Stars Intimate Interviews, No. 3 Laura La Plante
21 5139-A The Stage, No. 6 Dorothy Ward
22 5142-A Variety No. 2 Nellie Wallace
23 5143-B Film Stars Interviews, No. 4 Lester Matthews
24 5144-B Sportsmen, No. 2 Frank Moss
25 5145-A Sportsmen, No. 3 Herbert Roberts
26 5146-A Sportsmen, No. 4 Wilfred Copping
27 5147-A Sportmen, No. 5 Eddie Hapgood
28 5149-B Sportsmen, No. 1 George F. Allison
29 5152-B Variety No. 3 Douglas Byng
30 5151-B The Stage, No. 7 Nelson Keys
31 5105-A Variety No. 6 Ronald Frankau
32      
33      
34   Sportsmen, No. 9 Victor Woodley

This final batch of 5000- series are nearly all advertising records. the size varies and will be shown against each issue, and the maxtrix number sometimes has an E- prefix. Also, some issues have another reference number, like a catalogue number. All this will be shown below, but the listing is in matrix number order.
Note: Sizes are approximate; for instance the 3" ones are usually between 3" and 3".

Number Title Artist on Label Sponsor Ref Size
E-5180-B Kasbeck Walford Hyden & his Cafe Colette Orch. Aircraft Products Ltd. CB 4"
E-5181-A Toreador In Andalusia Walford Hyden & his Cafe Colette Orch. Aircraft Products Ltd. B 4"
E-5182-B Melody In F Walford Hyden & his Cafe Colette Orch. Aircraft Products Ltd. A 4"
E-5183-B Radetzky March Walford Hyden & his Cafe Colette Orch. Aircraft Products Ltd. D 4"
E-5184 Wine, Women And Song Walford Hyden & his Cafe Colette Orch. Aircraft Products Ltd.   4"
E-5185          
E-5186          
E-5187          
E-5188          
E-5189          
E-5190          
E-5191          
E-5192          
E-5193          
E-5194          
E-5195          
E-5196          
E-5197          
E-5198          
E-5199          
E-5200-A Christmas Bells And Christmas Voices Choir National Childrens Home & Orphanage   5"
5201 Blue River Leslie Hutchinson Hastings Stores, Clapham Junction   4"
5202-A-B A Personal Message from The Prince Of Wales H.M. Prince Of Wales (later Edward VIII) Royal British Legion B-99 7.5"
5203          
5204-B I Filled In My Coupon Correctly Alfredo's Novelty Band (dir. Alfred Gill) William S. Murphy   5"
5205          
5206          
5207          
5208          
5209          
5210          
5211          
5212          
5213          
5214-A Blue Danube (Strauss) Triotron Orchestra Triotron Radio Co. Ltd C-44 5"
5215          
5216          
5217          
5218-A Poor Old Joe Durium Quartette Record Tobacco Co. C-36 4"
5219          
5220          
5221          
5222          
E-5223-A Sing A Song Of Eightpence Foster Richardson (with piano accmp) Scottish Provident Association C-24 5"
5224          
E-5225 Until Tomorrow (tango)   Hastings Stores C-38  
5226          
5227          
5228          
E-5229 Stars And Stripes march   Hastings Stores C-42  
E-5230-B Life By The Ocean Wave   Goodwin & Russell Ltd (Estate agents) C-49 5"
E-5231-C Spring Is In the Air   Pathe Pictures C-45 5" sq
5232          
5233          
5234          
5235          
5236-A Polly Wolly Doodle Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-75 3"
5237-A Old Folks At Home Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-76 3"
5238-B John Peel Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-77 3"
5239-B John Brown's Body Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-78 3"
5240-B Clementine Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-79 3"
5241-B Auld Lang Syne Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-80 3"
5242-B All Through The Night Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-81 3"
5243-B Poor Old Joe Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-85 3"
5244-A Old Kentucky Home Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-82 3"
5245-B Who's Dat A Callin' ? Foster Richardson & his Quartette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-83 3"
5246          
5247-B Marche Militaire Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-87 3"
5248          
5249-A Marching Thro' Georgia Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-89 3"
5250-B Schubert's Serenade Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-90 3"
5251-B Melody In F Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-91 3"
5252-B Spring Song Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-92 3"
5253-B Men Of Harlech Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-93 3"
5254-B The Blue Danube Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-94 3"
5255-B Washington Post Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-95 3"
5256-B Liebestraum Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-96 3"
5257-B Boys And Girls; Baa Baa / ? George Baker, with Sydney Baynes' Quintette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-1 3"
5258-B Three Blind Mice; Humpty dumpty; Hush-A-Bye Baby George Baker, with Sydney Baynes' Quintette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-97 3"
5259-A Jack And Jill; I Saw three Ships; Oranges And Lemons George Baker, with Sydney Baynes' Quintette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-98 3"
5260-B Old King Cole;  ? George Baker, with Sydney Baynes' Quintette A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) C-99 3"
5261-B Traumerei George Eskdale, trumpet, & his orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-2 3"
5262-B Londonderry Air George Eskdale, trumpet, & his orchestra A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-2 3"
5263          
5264-B Annie Laurie Nellie Walker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-5 3"
5265-B Sally In Our Alley Nellie Walker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-6 3"
5266-A Loch Lomond Nellie Walker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-7 3"
5267-B Genevieve Nellie Walker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-8 3"
5268          
5269          
5270          
5271          
5272          
5273          
5274          
5275-A Rio Grande George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-15 3"
5276-B Shenandoah George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-16 3"
5277-B Billy Boy George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-17 3"
5278-A Drink To Me Only George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-18 3"
5279-B The Jolly Miller George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-19 3"
5280          
5281-A Tom Bowling George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-21 3"
5282-B Come Lasses And Lads George Baker A.C. Fincken & Co (manf. of Forces Wheatflakes) E-22 3"
5283          
5284-A The Senior's Song For Juniors   J.H. Senior & Co (maker of Senior's Pastes) D-29 5"
5285-A Stainless Stephen (With The Compliments Of the Proprietors Of John West's "Middle Cut" Salmon) Stainless Stephen John West E-14 5"
5286          
5287-B  Plenty Of Time For Play Sydney Baynes & his Orchestra (vocal refrain by Helen Raymond) North Eastern Electric Supply Co. D-39 5"
5288          
5289          
5290          
5291          
5292          
5293          
5294-A Corsonia Speak For Themselves  Mr. James Corson ? James Corson & Co. Ltd. E-13 5"
5295          
5296          
5297          
5298          
5299          

Finally, the Sound Distributor Series. Like the ones above, there are made in various sizes and some also have a reference number. As before, though, these will be listed in matrix number order. The matrix number is in an SD- series.
I do not know if the gaps in this listing represent mini-Durium records which have not been reported, or not issued, or whether Sound Distributors used the numbers for other purposes or for records issued in other formats or on other labels.

Number Title Artist on Label Sponsor Ref Size
SD-1          
SD-2          
SD-3          
SD-4          
SD-5          
SD-6          
SD-7          
SD-8          
SD-9-B A Message From Great Yarmouth Louis Rump Great Yarmouth & Gorleston-on-Sea D-44 5"
SD-10          
SD-11          
SD-12          
SD-13          
SD-14          
SD-15          
SD-16          
SD-17          
SD-18-B With The Speaker's Compliments anon Thomas Cook & Son. D-45 5"
SD-19 The Silent Servant male & femle speech International Refridgerator Co. D-46 5"
SD-20-B D'You Know ? Leorard Henry Co-Operative Permanent Building Society D-71 5"
SD-21          
SD-22-A Announcing A Series of Popular Music F.N. Wells (managing director) Woodward's Gripe Water D-76 5"
SD-23          
SD-24          
SD-25          
SD-26          
SD-27 100 Years Old anon W.E. Criddle & Son Ltd. D-77 4"
SD-28 Englishmen, Welshmen And Scots anon W.E. Criddle & Son Ltd. D-78 4"
SD-29 Sticky History anon W.E. Criddle & Son Ltd. D-79 4"
SD-30          
SD-31          
SD-32          
SD-33          
SD-34          
SD-35          
SD-36-A [speech] anon Longworth Taylor D-80? 5"
SD-37          
SD-38-A     Sanitas & Co. Ltd D-81  
SD-39          
SD-40          
SD-41          
SD-42 Over The Waves (waltz) Alfredo's Novelty Band (dir. Alfred Gill) Woodward's Gripe Water   5"
SD-43          
SD-44-B I Believe In You Alfredo's Novelty Band (dir. Alfred Gill) Woodward's Gripe Water D-87 5"
SD-45 Sing Balalaika Alfredo's Novelty Band (dir. Alfred Gill) Woodward's Gripe Water   5"
SD-46-B Barcarolle ("Tales Of Hoffman" - Offenbach) Alfredo's Novelty Band (dir. Alfred Gill) Woodward's Gripe Water D-89 5"
SD-47          
SD-48          
SD-49          
SD-50          
SD-51-A The Duke Of Kent Speaks H.M. The Duke Of Kent Papworth   7.5"
SD-52          
SD-53          
SD-54          
SD-55          
SD-56          
SD-57          
SD-58          
SD-59-A Madeleine Carroll Speaking Madeleine Carroll   D-92 7.5"
SD-60          
SD-61          
SD-62          
SD-63          
SD-64          
SD-65          
SD-66          
SD-67          
SD-68          
SD-69          
SD-70          
SD-71          
SD-72          
SD-73          
SD-74          
SD-75 From Luxembourg Broadcast Bill and Belinda Goodall, Backhouse & Co, Leeds D-91  
SD-76-B- See How They Won anon Boots The Chemist   4"
SD-77          
SD-78          
SD-79          
SD-80-A Sam Small At Westminster Stanley Holloway National Government   5"
SD-81          
SD-82          
SD-83          
SD-84          
SD-85-B Mobiloil Medley (Billy Mayerl) George Windeatt's Band Mobiloil   5"
SD-86          
SD-87          
SD-88-A Lord Halifax Appeals Lord Edward Halifax Governors Benevolent Fund    
SD-89-A How Scouting Grew Lord Robert Baden-Powell Boy Scout Movement   10" ?
SD-90          
SD-91-A Stainless Stephen Earns A Stripe Stainless Stephen United Cattle Products Ltd    
SD-92          
SD-93          
SD-94          
SD-95          
SD-96-B An Important Announcement   Morrell's Estate Agents   5"
SD-97          
SD-98          
SD-99          
SD-100
SD-101          
SD-102-A-B The Secret Of Success   Ideal Benefit Society of Birmingham   5"
SD-103          
SD-104          
SD-105-B The Woodward Lullaby (La-Loo, La-Loo)  Diana Clare (= Esther Coleman) Woodward's Gripe Water   5"
SD-106          
SD-107          
SD-108          
SD-109          
SD-110          
  I have a bit of a gap in the numbers here ! We jump to a series of recordings by Music Hall singers
SD-135          
SD-136          
SD-137-B The Black Sheep Of The Family
Give Me The Moonlight
Fred Barnes Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-138-B When I Wants To Keep Myself
It's So Simple
Charles Coborn Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-139          
SD-140          
SD-141          
SD-142          
SD-143          
SD-144-A It Pays To Advertise
I Want To Go Back To Dear Old Lancashire
Florrie Forde Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-145-A The Cleaner
The Bathing Machine Attendant
Wilkie Bard Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-146          
SD-147          
SD-148          
SD-149-A A Little Bit Of Lovin'
I Live In Hopes
Marie Lloyd, jr. Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-150          
SD-151          
SD-152          
SD-153-B Play And Sell True Temper Jack Burrows British Steel Golf Shafts Ltd; 26 Exchange St East, Liverpool   5"
SD-154-B A Good Blow Out For Fourpence
I'm Sweating On My Old Selindo
Harry Champion Aircraft Products Ltd   5" sq
SD-155-D Mrs. Feather's Great Discovery Jeanne De Casalis Ripolin Ltd   7.5"
SD-156          
SD-157          
SD-158-D A Gargling Song Leonard Henry Sanitas Co. Ltd   5"
SD-159-C "Content" Prize Singing Canary Joey the canary Content Canary Mixture ( Liverine Ltd)   5"
SD-160-A Larger Cats Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 5 5"
SD-161-C Sea Lions incl. Gus and Nobby Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 1 5"
SD-162-B The Howling Pack Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 3 5"
SD-163-B Larger Birds Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 2 5"
SD-164-G The Noisy Ones Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 6 5"
SD-165-B Sea Eagle and other birds Julian Huxley Zoo Magazine Pt 4 5"
SD-166          
SD-167          
SD-168          
SD-169          
SD-170          
SD-171          
SD-172          
SD-173          
SD-174          
SD-175          
SD-176-A One Day Cruises   Eagle Steamers    
SD-177-B Cecil Rhodes, part 1 Col. Sir A. Weston Jarvis, CMG, MVO     12"
SD-178-B Cecil Rhodes, part 2 Col. Sir A. Weston Jarvis, CMG, MVO     12"
SD-179-B Cecil Rhodes, part 3 Col. Sir A. Weston Jarvis, CMG, MVO     12"
SD-180-A Cecil Rhodes, part 4 Col. Sir A. Weston Jarvis, CMG, MVO     12"
  NOTE: The above 4 sides are actually coupled - Part 1 & 2 on one disc; Parts 3 & 4 on the other.
             As far as I know these are the only double-sided Duriums produced. Thanks to Norman Field for the details.

Again - a gap here...
 
SD-240          
SD-241          
SD-242          
SD-243 Air Of Killarney        
SD-244          
SD-245 Liebestraum        
SD-246          
SD-247          
SD-248          
SD-249