An American record, a subsidiary of Arto until 1922; then independent until ca. 1930, drawing on material from Grey Gull. The material was dance and popular vocal for the most part, designed for sale in chain stores. [Rust 1978.]
A firm established by the Burt Co. on 1 Aug 1901 as a disc presser for Columbia’s Climax label. The venture may have been backed by Edward Easton of the Columbia Phonograph Co. Columbia lost its early supplier of (Zonophone) disc records when the National Gramophone Corporation failed in September 1901. The first Climax records were without labels, and showed no connection with Columbia. Only the paper-labeled records that followed indicated a contractual arrangement with Columbia. Eldridge R. Johnson and Leon Douglass bought Globe on 15 Jan 1902. American Graphophone brought suit against Globe, under the Jones patent #688,739 of 1901, leading to a
settlement in which Johnson (Victor) and Columbia shared their patents. Globe Record. Co. was acquired by Columbia in this arrangement. However, no further issues of the Climax record were made after 1902; Columbia then began to use its own name for its disc label.