American Record Company

American Record Company was an American record label that was active 1904-1908. The panels of the label differed from the usual black plates by their blue color. The label of the plates showed an Indian with a smoking pipe in front of a phonograph.

American Record Company was founded in 1904 by Ellsworth A. Hawthorne, Horace Sheble and Frederick M. Prescot in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hawthorne and Sheble had previously worked as a trader for Edison Records, where they had fallen by their questionable business practices in disgrace.

The company was closed in 1908, after losing a strained by Emile Berliner, Columbia Records and Victor Talking Machine Company lawsuit for patent infringement.