Vinyl records can be identified by the following characteristics in the runout grooves:
1.) A 4- or 5-digit number in the stamped runout area, according to the following pattern:
-XXXX- (up to -9999- until 2004).
-XXXXX- (starting from -10000- since 2004).
This number can be entered into the catalog number field next to the Pressed By credit, but please do not enter the hyphens surrounding the number (Example: Lyra - Travelling).
2.) Stamped or etched "ST" / "TST" / "ETST" prefixes to the cat# (Example: The Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe - Position 2000)
(Note: SST stands for SST Brüggemann GmbH or SST GmbH (since December 2016)).
3.) The "Pallas Athene" logo (head of a woman - see image) in the runout grooves (Example: Michel Attenoux - Michel Attenoux Plays Dixieland)
"et" at the end of the matrix indicates the mastering company Elaton (2).
Additionally, their 12"s singles pressing rings and labels are made as follows:
- paper label diameter = 100 mm,
- a depression starts at 20 mm from the outer label edge,
- the "slope" is 5 mm broad,
- distance from the edge to the stamper ring = 35 mm,
- diameter of the stamper ring = 32 mm,
- small indentation around the spindle hole.
In the 1950s the plant also pressed records for Bertelsmann Schallplattenring (pre Sonopress) and Neckermann.
Registered: Amtsgericht Walsrode HRB 100109
Incorporation date: 19.10.1948
Also credited as:
- Schallplattenfabrik Pallas G.M.B.H., Diepholz