Historical Pathe Vertical Cut Disc Record Transfers | Oxford UK

Audio Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre

12-inch 78 rpm record (1903 – mid 1950s)

Pathé vertical-cut disc record (1905 – 1932)

78rpm Records | 33rpm Vinyl LPs | 45rpm Vinyl EPs


 You are welcome to bring your order in to our friendly office during our office hours or  post to our office address below.   

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-3pm.  Turnaround times are between 7 -15 working days, unless otherwise advised. Urgent orders are always supported but might incur an additional 50% charge.

Due to the nature of our business, if we require additional time to complete orders, we will advise on our initial estimate

Oxford Duplication Centre
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington Oxford OX5 1AQ
01865 457000

The very first Pathé discs were single-sided and used a layer of wax on top of a concrete base, but by 1906 the shellac was adopted. The grooves on the discs used vertical cut (hill and dale) recording similar to Edison Disc Records, rather than lateral cut recording, and required a special ball-shaped sapphire stylus to play them (which meant there was no need to change the needle after each playback).

Until 1915, the discs rotated at 90 rpm, and playback started on the inside, spiraling out to the edge. From 1915 to the end of production, discs became 80 rpm, and changed to outside-start. About this time, the labels changed from engraved lines filled with white or ochre pigment, to paper labels. 

Pathé discs were commonly produced in 10-inch (25 cm), 10½-inch (27 cm), and 11½-inch (29 cm) sizes. 6½-inch (17 cm), 8-inch (21 cm), and 14-inch (35 cm) discs were also made, as were very large 20-inch (50 cm) discs. Due to their fragility and unwieldiness, the larger sizes were a commercial failure and were not produced for long. By 1920, Pathé began to introduce laterally-cut records compatible with standard phonographs (labelled as Pathé Actuelle), first for the US market and then for the UK, and by 1926 these were also being sold in France. Pathé vertical-cut records continued to be sold in France until 1932.

Our AudioVisual department uses professional equipment from  Pro-Ject Audio Systems, which are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Using the very best in Pro-Ject Audio Systems using electronic speed control for 33/45 rpm manual speed change to play at 78 rpm.  Perfect for professional audio transfers for corporate and consumer clients.


Our services are highly recommended and extend to not only consumer clients,
but historical archives and private collections.

Our engineers process to National Archives specification standards.  All vinyl are professionally cleaned, converted and gently restored using superior turntables and captured in HQ digital formats to suit your requirements. Output can be FLAC, WAV, BWF, AIFF, MP3 or CD

Contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or contact 01865 457000.
SERVICE INFORMATION 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Vinyl LP Records LP or 33prm Standard 25.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Vinyl EPs 4-6 Tracks 20.00 16.00 14.00 12.00 10.00 8.00
Vinyl Singles 1-2 Tracks 16.00 14.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00
78rpm Records Shellac 30.00 25.00 22.50 20.00 17.50 15.00
LP Cover Artwork - Scan/Print to Jewelcase Scanning & Printing 8.00 6.00 4.00
USB Sticks 8GB 8.00 8.00 8.00
Additional CD Copies Duplication 5.00 5.00 5.00


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Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com