Beginning in 1889, when phonograph cylinders were first sold commercially, records were either made from black substances or dyed black to hide surface inconsistencies. The first notable use of another color came in 1908 with Thomas A. Edison, Inc.’s Blue Amberol Records, made from highly durable celluloid cylinders colored a distinctive cobalt blue for marketing purposes. Around 1920, Vocalion Records introduced the earliest colored discs...Continue Reading