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 July 1973. It reopened a few months later in November 1973, under new ownership as North American Music Industries. Scranton pressing rings measured 1 1/2" in diameter.
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.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Tell Me All About Yourself  album cover Nat King Cole Tell Me All About Yourself(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
The Best Of Sonny James  album cover Sonny James The Best Of Sonny James(LP, Comp, RE, Abr) Starline, Capitol Records US 1969 Sell This Version
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
2LP-4 Plays For Dream Dancing = ドリーム・ダンシング  album cover Ray Anthony Plays For Dream Dancing = ドリーム・ダンシング(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records 2LP-4 Japan 1956 Sell This Version
2LP 201 After Midnight = アフター・ミッドナイト  album cover Nat 'King' Cole And His Trio* = ナット "キング" コールと彼のトリオ* Nat 'King' Cole And His Trio* = ナット "キング" コールと彼のトリオ* - After Midnight = アフター・ミッドナイト(LP, Album, Red) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2LP 201 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
2LP-3017 Swing Easy! And Songs For Young Lovers  album cover Frank Sinatra Swing Easy! And Songs For Young Lovers(LP, Comp) Capitol Records 2LP-3017 Japan Unknown 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 / Rocking The Blues  album cover Port Of Harlem Jazz Men* Mighty Blues / Rocking The Blues(Shellac, 12", RE, 767) Blue Note 3 US 1949 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
4XFF 500717 The Steve Miller Band* Living in the U.S.A.(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XFF 500717 US 1968 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-1227 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / Casanova's Lament  album cover The Capitol Jazzmen I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / Casanova's Lament(7") Capitol Records 6F-1227 US Unknown Sell This Version
6F-1231 I Surrender Dear / Malibu  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra I Surrender Dear / Malibu(7", Single) Capitol Records 6F-1231 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 1949 Sell This Version
8M 1071 The Star Carol  album cover Tennessee Ernie Ford The Star Carol(8-Trk) Capitol Records 8M 1071 US Unknown 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
8XT 4200 Solid Gold From Muscle Shoals  album cover The Fame Gang Solid Gold From Muscle Shoals(8-Trk, Album) Fame (3) 8XT 4200 US 1969 Sell This Version
10 Barrelhouse Breakdown / Kansas City Farewell  album cover Pete Johnson Blues Trio Barrelhouse Breakdown / Kansas City Farewell(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 10 US 1946 Sell This Version
12 Holler Stomp / You Don't Know My Mind  album cover Pete Johnson Holler Stomp / You Don't Know My Mind(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 12 US 1949 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", RE) Blue Note 13 US 1943 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
19 Variations On A Theme  album cover Meade "Lux" Lewis Variations On A Theme(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 19 US 1949 Sell This Version
20 Variations On A Theme  album cover Meade "Lux" Lewis Variations On A Theme(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 20 US 1949 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 Unknown 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
35 Squeeze Me / Bugle Call Rag  album cover Art Hodes' Blue Note Jazz Men* Squeeze Me / Bugle Call Rag(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 35 US 1949 Sell This Version
0040 This Is The Life!  album cover Matt Monro This Is The Life!(Cass, Album, Club) World Cassette Club 0040 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
42 Mad About You / Facin' The Face  album cover Ike Quebec's Swingtet* Mad About You / Facin' The Face(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 42 US 1949 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
46 The Sheik Of Araby / Conversing In Blue  album cover Benny Morton's All Stars Featuring Webster* & Bigard* Benny Morton's All Stars Featuring Webster* & Bigard* - The Sheik Of Araby / Conversing In Blue(Shellac, 12", RE, Scr) Blue Note 46 US 1949 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 The Classical Guitar  album cover Andrés Segovia, Laurindo Almeida, John Williams (7), Carlos Montoya, Manitas De Plata, Alirio Díaz, Narciso Yepes Andrés Segovia, Laurindo Almeida, John Williams (7), Carlos Montoya, Manitas De Plata, Alirio Díaz, Narciso Yepes - The Classical Guitar(5xLP, Comp, RE + Box) Sine Qua Non, Sine Qua Non 101 US 1975 Sell This Version
101 Stereo Freeze Part I  / Stereo Freeze Part II    album cover The Stereo's Combo* Stereo Freeze Part I / Stereo Freeze Part II (7") Hyde Records 101 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 Answer Me  album cover Joe Frazier Answer Me(7", Single, Scr) Knockout (3) 101 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 Ballad Of Lookout Mountain / Oh, So Many Years  album cover Junie Lou And Her Pine Hedge Ranch Hands* Ballad Of Lookout Mountain / Oh, So Many Years(7") Process Record Co. 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
101 Lazy Soul  album cover J. B. & The V-Kings Lazy Soul(7") Zap - Zing! 101 US 1969 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
107 Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra I Don't Know Why / The Elks' Parade (Shellac, 10", RP) Capitol Records 107 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
116 Apache '65 / Blue Guitar  album cover The Arrows* Apache '65 / Blue Guitar(7", Scr) Tower 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
120 Medicine Man  album cover Jeanette B. Washington* Medicine Man(7", Single) Neptune Records (4) 120 US 1960 Sell This Version
124 A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk  album cover Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk(7", Single, Scr) 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
141 G. I. Jive / (I'm Going To Sit Right Down And) Write Myself A Letter  album cover Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - G. I. Jive / (I'm Going To Sit Right Down And) Write Myself A Letter(Shellac, 10", RP) Capitol Records 141 US Unknown 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' 154 US 1944 Sell This Version
155 It Had To Be You / His Rocking Horse Ran Away  album cover Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra Betty Hutton With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - It Had To Be You / His Rocking Horse Ran Away(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 155 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
157 Texas Polka / I'll Walk Alone  album cover Martha Tilton Texas Polka / I'll Walk Alone(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 157 US 1944 Sell This Version
159 Eager Beaver / Artistry In Rhythm (Production In Theme)  album cover Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Eager Beaver / Artistry In Rhythm (Production In Theme)(Shellac, 10", RP) Capitol Records 159 US Unknown 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 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 169 US 1946 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 / Tabby The Cat  album cover The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Dream / Tabby The Cat(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

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16boweb

16boweb

July 4, 2021
Apparently the Scranton plant (AKA the converted Scranton Button Company factory) also pressed Royale & Varsity releases. https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/05/25/rare-photos-varsity-records-manufacturing
jgie1234

jgie1234

October 5, 2018
edited over 3 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.