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❀ flower and bird motifs to the right of AZ = Brian Gardner.
ⓤ = Pressed by United Record Pressing
0 or () = Capitol Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
—◁ = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
✲ or ☆ (prior to '64) = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
◈-P-◈ = MCA Pinckneyville
⧈-G-⧈ = MCA Gloversville
◆ & 2 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
✤ & 1 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
◈ & 3 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Richmond
△ = Sheffield
▭◯▭ = Sonic Arts
a, Q, O = Check Allied Record Company
@ (DC Interlocked) = Dave Crawford (2)
AL = Allentown Record Co. Inc.
AR or ARC = Allied Record Company
ARP or 𝓐𝓡𝓟 = American Record Pressing Co.
BW = Bestway Products Inc.
CS or CSM = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
CT or CTH = Columbia, Terra Haute, IN
CP = Columbia, Pitman, NJ
G or G1 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
H = (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood
HRM = Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
I = (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
IAM 'Triangle' or Anvil = Capitol Scranton, PA
LP = Shelley Products (London label)
LY = Shelley Products (Atlantic label)
MG or MGS = MGM Record Mfg. Division, Bloomfield, NJ
MO = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
MR = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
PH = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
P, PIT = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
PL or PP = Plastic Products
PR = Presswell
PRC = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
PRC-C or PRC-W = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
RI = Philips Recording Co., Richmond, IN
R = (RCA Releases) RCA Records Pressing Plant, Rockaway
SH = Shelley Products (Parrot label)
SO = Sonic Recording Products, Inc.
SP = Specialty Records Corporation
Ƨ, S, SI, S S2, = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
(Ƨ) in a circle = Shelley Products
sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ or SS = Sterling Sound (mastering)
TI, TII, TII, CT or CTH = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
T, 1T, T1, 2T, T2 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
X (Embossed) = Shelley Products

A&M Records label codes;
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y or y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (pre-1985), Electrosound Los Angeles (1985-86)
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
W = H.V. Waddell Co. (Not on Atlantic Releases)

16 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc./Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
18 = Presswell
19 = Bestway Products Inc.
22 = Allied
24 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
25 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
26 = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
30 = Plastic Products
49 = Specialty Records Corporation
53 = Keel Mfg. (prior to ’79); Hauppauge Record Manufacturing, Ltd. (’79 and later)
54 = Shelley Products
56 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
70 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
72 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
73 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest
76 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.

Columbia Recording Studios Identifiable by machine-stamped codes in the runouts: ZTSP (7" 45 RPM mono), ZTEP (7" 45 RPM EP mono), TLP (1949 custom 10" LP's), XTLP (1949 custom 12" LP's), TV (10"), XTV (12" LP mono), XSV (12" LP stereo), ZTV (7" mono), ZSV (7" stereo), QXSV (12" LP quadraphonic), QZSV (7" quadraphonic), P (10" 78 RPM), XP (12" 78 RPM), ZP (7" 78 RPM), PA (10" 78 RPM EP), XPA (12" 78 RPM EP), ZPA (7" 78 RPM EP). Additionally one of Columbia Recording Studios' mastering rooms, in the 1956-57 period, did have a stamped 5-pointed star on some lacquers on both LP and 45. Seen on both Hollywood and Bridgeport pressings.

https://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/manual/Special_symbols.html

Capitol pressing plant logos:
-◁ 'Longhorn' = Winchester, PA
★ 'Shining Star' = Los Angeles, CA
IAM 'Triangle' = Scranton, PA
() 'Octogon' = Jacksonville, IL

Decca:
(1) ✤ / ◉ = Gloversville
(2) ◆ = Pinckneyville
(3) ◈ = Richmond

MCA:
(1) ⧈-G-⧈ = Gloversville
(2) ◈-P-◈ = Pinckneyville

Atlantic:
PR = Presswell Records Mfg. Co., Ancora, NJ
LY = Shelley Products, Huntington Station, NY
SP = Specialty Records Corp., Olyphant, PA
MO = Monarch Record Mfg. Co., Los Angeles, CA
PL = Plastic Products, Inc., Memphis, TN
RI = PRC Recording Corp., Richmond, IN
AR = Allied Record Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA
CT or CTH = Columbia, Terra Haute, IN
CP = Columbia (Pitman, NJ)
CS or CSM = Columbia (Santa Maria, CA)
MG = MGM Record Mfg. Division in Bloomfield, NJ

Others:
MR = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

L-100000-X = Mastered At - Greg Lee Processing
Drumsticks = Artisan Sound Recorders
LW = Mastered At – Longwear Plating

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http://www.bigboppa.co.uk/45-sleeves/
http://www.recordcollectorsguild.org/
http://www.goldminemag.com/
http://www.bsnpubs.com/
http://www.anorakscorner.com/PressingPlantInfo.html
https://richmondaudiosociety.com/2012/07/02/dead_wax_inscriptions/
https://www.discogs.com/lists/US-Record-Pressing-Plants/213755
https://www.discogs.com/lists/UK-Record-Pressing-Plants/337081
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http://playlists.christmachine.com/cutting-vinyl/dead-wax-deadwax-list-full-length-continued-from-main-day-page/
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/743281
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/792347

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