Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton

Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton

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Pressing plant for Capitol Records in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Opened 1946, began phasing out pressing vinyl in favor of transferring operations to the Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester in 1969 and stopped vinyl pressing 1973.
A machine stamped triangle with the initials IAM indicates that the record was pressed at the Scranton, Pennsylvania plant. "IAM" stood for the International Association of Machinists' union whose members worked at the Scranton plant. It first took effect on Scranton pressings around February, 1963.

Prior to then (and after North American Music Industries' takeover in November 1973), an abstract Anvil-type symbol ⌂ was used which has also been referred to as a "lathe."
A keeper of the Capitol Scranton Plant Facebook Page (site below) identifies the "anvil" as the U.S. Capitol dome, tying in with the Capitol Records logo.

Some Scranton pressings include a stamped Ampersand (&), which was an indication that the lacquers were stereo.

See images on this profile page for examples of the anvil and IAM symbols, as well as the Ampersand.

Scranton stopped making records altogether and closed down in July 1973. It reopened a few months later in November 1973, under North American Music Industries
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Nobody Wants You When You Don't Have Something / Ho Ho Ho Ho  album cover Esta Leigh Nobody Wants You When You Don't Have Something / Ho Ho Ho Ho(7") H & G Records (2) 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1 A 028-80062 The Best Of  album cover Lou Rawls The Best Of(LP, Comp, RE) Capitol Records 1 A 028-80062 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
2 I Can Cook Too  album cover Nancy Walker I Can Cook Too(LP, Album, Mono) Dolphin Records (7) 2 US 1956 Sell This Version
#2 Son Of Jest Like Old Times (More Genuine Original Recordings Of Radio's Most Famous Funny Men)  album cover Various Son Of Jest Like Old Times (More Genuine Original Recordings Of Radio's Most Famous Funny Men)(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Radiola #2 US 1970 Sell This Version
2S 066 - 81.303 Come Fly With Me  album cover Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Capitol Records 2S 066 - 81.303 France 1978 Sell This Version
#3 Leinengen Vs. The Ants / Sorry, Wrong Number  album cover Various Leinengen Vs. The Ants / Sorry, Wrong Number(LP, Ltd, Num) Radiola #3 US 1970 Sell This Version
3 Mighty Blues  album cover Port Of Harlem Jazz Men* Mighty Blues(Shellac, 12", 767) Blue Note 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
3 I Wish You Would / I Can Tell  album cover John Hammond* I Wish You Would / I Can Tell(7") Itzy 3 US 1966 Sell This Version
4XT-202 I Have Dreamed  album cover The Lettermen I Have Dreamed(Cass) Capitol Records 4XT-202 US 1969 Sell This Version
4XT 2309 The Early Beatles  album cover The Beatles The Early Beatles(Cass, Album, Comp) Capitol Records 4XT 2309 US 1969 Sell This Version
4XT-2982 Song Of Innocence  album cover David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-2982 US 1968 Sell This Version
5C052.80.230 Rock And Roll Classics Vol.1  album cover Gene Vincent Rock And Roll Classics Vol.1(LP, Comp, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5C052.80.230 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
6F-1221 Venus De Milo / Darn That Dream  album cover Miles Davis And His Orchestra Venus De Milo / Darn That Dream(7", Single) Capitol Records 6F-1221 USA & Canada 1950 Sell This Version
6F-1223 The Hour Of Parting  album cover Eddie Miller And His Orchestra The Hour Of Parting(7", Single, Scr) Capitol Records 6F-1223 US Unknown Sell This Version
6F-65001 That Old Black Magic  album cover The Frank Rosolino Sextet That Old Black Magic(7", Single) Capitol Records 6F-65001 US 1954 Sell This Version
6F-65002 Diga Diga Doo  album cover The Boots Mussulli Quartet Diga Diga Doo(7", Single) Capitol Records 6F-65002 US 1954 Sell This Version
6F-80133 The Bird In The Wood / La Foletta  album cover Erna Sack The Bird In The Wood / La Foletta(7") Capitol Records 6F-80133 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 Blues For Tommy / Basin Street Blues  album cover Port Of Harlem Seven, J.C. Higginbotham Quintet Port Of Harlem Seven, J.C. Higginbotham Quintet - Blues For Tommy / Basin Street Blues 7 US 1939 Sell This Version
8M 2198 Concert  album cover The Beach Boys Concert(8-Trk) Capitol Records 8M 2198 US 1964 Sell This Version
8XFF 500/502 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)  album cover The Beach Boys Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)(8-Trk) Capitol Records 8XFF 500/502 US Unknown Sell This Version
8XT-442 Good Vibrations  album cover The Beach Boys Good Vibrations(8-Trk, Comp) Capitol Records 8XT-442 US 1970 Sell This Version
8XT-1676 Frank Sinatra Point Of No Return(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT-1676 US Unknown Sell This Version
8XT 2309 The Early Beatles  album cover The Beatles The Early Beatles (Album, Comp) 8XT 2309 US 1968 Sell This Version
12 CVS 502 Californian Here I Come  album cover Harry Wach Californian Here I Come(LP, Album) Cardinal Records (4) 12 CVS 502 US Unknown Sell This Version
13 Lonesome Blues / Dear Old Southland  album cover Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Quartet Lonesome Blues / Dear Old Southland(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 13 US Unknown Sell This Version
17 Celestial Express / Profoundly Blue  album cover Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet Celestial Express / Profoundly Blue(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 17 US 1941 Sell This Version
#22 Out Behind The Barn  album cover Shorty Long (3) Featuring Lou Long Shorty Long (3) Featuring Lou Long - Out Behind The Barn(7") L&S Records (2), L&S Records (2) #22 US 1964 Sell This Version
23 She Ain't No Saint / Scattin' The Blues  album cover The Spirits Of Rhythm She Ain't No Saint / Scattin' The Blues(Shellac, 10") Black & White 23 US 1945 Sell This Version
26 Lime House Blues / Royal Garden Blues  album cover Cliff Jackson Lime House Blues / Royal Garden Blues(Shellac, 10") Black & White 26 US 1944 Sell This Version
27 China Boy / That's A Plenty  album cover George Wettling Jazz Trio China Boy / That's A Plenty(Shellac, 10") Black & White 27 US Unknown Sell This Version
29 Froggy Moore / Have You Ever Felt That Way  album cover Rod Cless Quartet Froggy Moore / Have You Ever Felt That Way(Shellac, 10") Black & White 29 US Unknown Sell This Version
30 I Know That You Know / Make Me A Pallet On The Floor  album cover Rod Cless Quartet I Know That You Know / Make Me A Pallet On The Floor(Shellac, 10") Black & White 30 US Unknown Sell This Version
32 Changes, Always On My Mind / Upbeat  album cover Hank Duncan Trio Changes, Always On My Mind / Upbeat(Shellac, 10") Black & White 32 US 1944 Sell This Version
33X509 Beast In The Basement + Leon Berry  album cover Leon Berry Beast In The Basement + Leon Berry(LP, Album) Replica Records (3) 33X509 US 1955 Sell This Version
33x2501 Glockenspiels Traps And Plenty Of Pipes  album cover Leon Berry Glockenspiels Traps And Plenty Of Pipes(LP, Album) Replica Records (3) 33x2501 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-AR-147 Toodle-oo Bamboo  album cover The Casuals (22) Toodle-oo Bamboo(7") Arcade Record 45-AR-147 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-FC.339 It's Too Soon To Know / Be Mine Tonight  album cover Duke Mitchell It's Too Soon To Know / Be Mine Tonight(7", Single) London Records 45-FC.339 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
45-JCL 300 Uptight (Everything's Alright) / You've Got Your Troubles  album cover Nancy Wilson Uptight (Everything's Alright) / You've Got Your Troubles(7", Single) Capitol Records 45-JCL 300 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
45-P-0001 You're So Simpatico  album cover Danni Capri* You're So Simpatico(7") Pic (4), Pic (4) 45-P-0001 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-P-0022 Sh' Says I Don't Know (No No No)  album cover The Lee Brothers (2) Sh' Says I Don't Know (No No No) 45-P-0022 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-V-104 Comes Love / Tell Me  album cover The Skyliners Comes Love / Tell Me(7", Single) Viscount Records 45-V-104 US 1962 Sell This Version
52 Elusive Butterfly  album cover Glen Campbell Elusive Butterfly(7") Capitol Records 52 US 1969 Sell This Version
54 Homeward Bound / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Mary In The Morning  album cover Glen Campbell Homeward Bound / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Mary In The Morning (Single) 54 US 1969 Sell This Version
100 Shortnin' Bread  album cover Paul Chaplain And His Emeralds Shortnin' Bread(7", Single) Harper Records 100 US 1960 Sell This Version
101 Answer Me  album cover Joe Frazier Answer Me(7", Single, Scr) Knockout (3) 101 US Unknown Sell This Version
102 Here You Are / Cow-Cow Boogie  album cover Freddie Slack And His Orchestra Here You Are / Cow-Cow Boogie(Shellac, 10", RP) Capitol Records 102 US 1945 Sell This Version
0102 Trouble In The Mountains / Waltz Of My Fate  album cover Jimmy Kay Trouble In The Mountains / Waltz Of My Fate(7") Stardale, Stardale 0102 US 1957 Sell This Version
104 Alas, Said Aladdin  album cover Little Linda (3) With The Hi-Tones (12), Bill Bennett And His Orchestra Little Linda (3) With The Hi-Tones (12), Bill Bennett And His Orchestra - Alas, Said Aladdin(7") Haven (7) 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 Come On Back Baby / Do The Twirl  album cover The Jesters (16) Come On Back Baby / Do The Twirl(7") Al-Stan 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
111 Low Cut Sneakers And Bermuda Shorts / After Closing Day  album cover Pat Tolland And The Kingsmen (10) Pat Tolland And The Kingsmen (10) - Low Cut Sneakers And Bermuda Shorts / After Closing Day(7") Al-Stan 111 US 1962 Sell This Version
124 A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk  album cover Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk(7", Single) Tower 124 US 1965 Sell This Version
125 I'm Telling You Now  album cover Freddie And The Dreamers* I'm Telling You Now(7", Single, Scr) Tower 125 US 1965 Sell This Version
127 You Were Made For Me / So Fine  album cover Freddie And The Dreamers* / Beat Merchants* Freddie And The Dreamers* / Beat Merchants* - You Were Made For Me / So Fine(7", Single) Tower 127 US 1965 Sell This Version
130 That Old Black Magic / Can't You Hear Me Calling You, Caroline  album cover Johnnie Johnston That Old Black Magic / Can't You Hear Me Calling You, Caroline(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 130 US 1943 Sell This Version
133 Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie  album cover The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie(7", Single, Scr) Tower 133 US 1965 Sell This Version
134 You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)  album cover Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville - You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)(7", Single) Tower 134 US 1965 Sell This Version
150 Life / Pink Powder Puff  album cover Joe Leahy Life / Pink Powder Puff(7", Single, Scr) Tower 150 US 1965 Sell This Version
151 There's A Hole In My Christmas Stocking  album cover The Keith Richards Orchestra With Doodlebug & The Hampsters The Keith Richards Orchestra With Doodlebug & The Hampsters - There's A Hole In My Christmas Stocking(7", Single) Tiger (13) 151 US 1965 Sell This Version
154 Straighten Up And Fly Right / I Can't See For Lookin'  album cover The King Cole Trio* Straighten Up And Fly Right / I Can't See For Lookin'(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 154 US 1944 Sell This Version
155 N-E-R-V-O-U-S!  album cover Ian Whitcomb N-E-R-V-O-U-S!(7") Tower 155 US 1965 Sell This Version
160 Swinging On A Star / Ain't That Just Like A Man  album cover Freddie Slack And His Orchestra Swinging On A Star / Ain't That Just Like A Man(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 160 US 1944 Sell This Version
161 Swingin' At The Semloh / Arkansas  album cover Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra Swingin' At The Semloh / Arkansas(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 161 US 1944 Sell This Version
165 Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / I'm Lost  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / I'm Lost(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 165 US 1944 Sell This Version
169 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You / I Realize Now  album cover The King Cole Trio* Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You / I Realize Now(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 169 US 1944 Sell This Version
172 Small Batch O' Nod / Cuban Sugar Mill  album cover Freddie Slack And His Orchestra Small Batch O' Nod / Cuban Sugar Mill(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 172 US 1944 Sell This Version
174 There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / I'm Wasting My Tears On You  album cover Tex Ritter And His Texans* There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / I'm Wasting My Tears On You(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 174 US 1944 Sell This Version
175 I Dream Of You / Magic Is The Moonlight  album cover Andy Russell With Orchestra* I Dream Of You / Magic Is The Moonlight(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 175 US 1944 Sell This Version
180 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / There's A Fellow Waiting In Poughkeepsie  album cover Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston & His Orch.* / June Hutton And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston & His Orch.* Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston & His Orch.* / June Hutton And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston & His Orch.* - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / There's A Fellow Waiting In Poughkeepsie 180 US 1944 Sell This Version
183 Candy / I'm Gonna See My Baby  album cover Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Candy / I'm Gonna See My Baby(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 183 US 1945 Sell This Version
184 I Should Care / Stranger In Town  album cover Martha Tilton I Should Care / Stranger In Town(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 184 US 1945 Sell This Version
185 Dream  album cover The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Dream(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 185 US 1945 Sell This Version
185 Dirty Water  album cover The Standells Dirty Water(7", Single, Mono, Scr) Tower 185 US 1965 Sell This Version
188 Stuff Like That There / Blue Skies  album cover Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Stuff Like That There / Blue Skies(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 188 US 1945 Sell This Version
191 Andrea / You Don't Phase Me  album cover The Sunrays Andrea / You Don't Phase Me(7", Single) Tower 191 US 1965 Sell This Version
193 Captain Kidd / Ya' Betcha   album cover Ella Mae Morse With Billy May And His Orchestra Ella Mae Morse With Billy May And His Orchestra - Captain Kidd / Ya' Betcha (Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 193 US 1945 Sell This Version
194 I Dreamed That My Daddy Come Home / Rainin' On The Mountain  album cover Wesley Tuttle And The Coon Hunters I Dreamed That My Daddy Come Home / Rainin' On The Mountain(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 194 US 1945 Sell This Version
195 On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe / Conversation While Dancing  album cover Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra / Johnny Mercer With Jo Stafford And Paul Weston And His Orchestra Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra / Johnny Mercer With Jo Stafford And Paul Weston And His Orchestra - On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe / Conversation While Dancing(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 195 US 1945 Sell This Version
197 What More Can A Woman Do? / You Was Right, Baby  album cover Peggy Lee What More Can A Woman Do? / You Was Right, Baby 197 US 1945 Sell This Version
198 And There You Are / My First, My Last, My Only!  album cover Andy Russell (2) With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Andy Russell (2) With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - And There You Are / My First, My Last, My Only!(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 198 US 1945 Sell This Version
199 Release Me  album cover Bobby Griggs Release Me(7") Tower 199 US 1966 Sell This Version
200 Malibu / I Surrender Dear  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra Malibu / I Surrender Dear(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 200 US 1945 Sell This Version
200 Ballad For FDR  album cover Tom Glazer Ballad For FDR(2xShellac, 10", Album) Asch Records, Asch Records 200 US 1945 Sell This Version
204 I Cried For You / Bell Bottom Trousers  album cover Jerry Colonna I Cried For You / Bell Bottom Trousers(Shellac, 10", Scr) Capitol Records 204 US 1945 Sell This Version
211 The Real "Lady Day" Sings The Blues  album cover Billie Holiday The Real "Lady Day" Sings The Blues(LP, Comp) Soulmate Records (2), Continental Records (12), Continental Records (12), Soulmate Records (2) 211 US Unknown Sell This Version
211 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / Doin' It The Hard Way  album cover Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / Doin' It The Hard Way(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 211 US 1945 Sell This Version
212 Wait And See / Autumn Serenade  album cover Johnnie Johnston Wait And See / Autumn Serenade(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 212 US 1946 Sell This Version
213 Gee, It's Good To Hold You / That's For Me  album cover Jo Stafford Gee, It's Good To Hold You / That's For Me(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 213 US 1945 Sell This Version
216 With Tears In My Eyes / Too Little Too Late  album cover Wesley Tuttle And His Texas Stars With Tears In My Eyes / Too Little Too Late(Shellac, 10", Scr) Capitol Records 216 US 1945 Sell This Version
217 Surprise Party / Camptown Races  album cover Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Surprise Party / Camptown Races(Shellac, 10", Scr) Capitol Records 217 US 1945 Sell This Version
218 Waitin' For The Train To Come In / I'm Glad I Waited For You  album cover Peggy Lee Waitin' For The Train To Come In / I'm Glad I Waited For You(Shellac, 10", Scr) Capitol Records 218 US 1945 Sell This Version
221 I Can't Begin To Tell You / Love Me  album cover Andy Russell (2) I Can't Begin To Tell You / Love Me(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 221 US 1945 Sell This Version
222 The Last Time I Saw You / What A Deal  album cover Martha Tilton The Last Time I Saw You / What A Deal(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 222 US 1945 Sell This Version
224 The Frim Fram Sauce / Come To Baby, Do!  album cover The King Cole Trio* The Frim Fram Sauce / Come To Baby, Do! 224 US 1945 Sell This Version
225 Consideration / Your True Love  album cover Bob & Shirley And The Valiants* Bob & Shirley And The Valiants* - Consideration / Your True Love(7") Band Box Records 225 US 1960 Sell This Version
226 Buzz Me / Rip Van Winkle  album cover Ella Mae Morse Buzz Me / Rip Van Winkle(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 226 US 1945 Sell This Version
227 Symphony / Day By Day  album cover Jo Stafford Symphony / Day By Day(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 227 US 1945 Sell This Version
228 As Long As I Live / One More Dream (And She's Mine)  album cover Johnnie Johnston With The Satisfiers And Lloyd Shaffer's Orchestra* Johnnie Johnston With The Satisfiers And Lloyd Shaffer's Orchestra* - As Long As I Live / One More Dream (And She's Mine)(Shellac, 10", Mono) Capitol Records 228 US 1945 Sell This Version
229 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' / Artistry Jumps  album cover Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' / Artistry Jumps 229 US 1945 Sell This Version
231 Snap Your Fingers / Cotton Tail  album cover Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra Snap Your Fingers / Cotton Tail(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 231 US 1946 Sell This Version
234 Without You (Tres Palabras) / If I Had A Wishing Ring  album cover Andy Russell (2) With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Andy Russell (2) With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Without You (Tres Palabras) / If I Had A Wishing Ring(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 234 US 1946 Sell This Version

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jgie1234

jgie1234

October 5, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
I heard once that the IAM stamp in the runouts of many 1960's capitol pressings stood for
International Automated Media. Until now, that's what I always thought.
It is true that they were very good heavy, quiet pressings.
forthale

forthale

November 2, 2015
The "anvil" shape is actually a stylized Capitol building, usually stamped upside down.