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ARSCLIST August 2012

Subject:

Re: late 40s press molded disc

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"Randy A. Riddle" <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:24:59 -0400

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If they have "bings" in the audio and it sounds like a filmstrip
soundtrack, then that's what it is.  Sixteen inch discs could hold 15
minutes per side and were used for filmstrips in schools, businesses
and community organizations.

I've got one from the mid-30s that's for a filmstrip promoting the
Townsend Plan and some lacquer masters and rehearsal discs for
advertising filmstrip soundtracks made by a company in Los Angeles.

Randy

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Bewley, Nigel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> John
>
> RCA/Victor started issuing records pressed in vinylite in 1946. I would
> hazard that your records are vinylite and are electrical transcription
> discs, probably intended for broadcast and distributed to stations via
> some king of syndication service.
>
> Regards
>
> Nigel Bewley
> British Library Sound & Vision
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Dawson
> Sent: 01 August 2012 14:34
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] late 40s press molded disc
>
> Hello everyone,
>
>      I am dealing with some press molded discs from 1947. They are 16",
> and appear to be made of vinyl. They are clearly pressings, not direct
> cuts.  They are flexible and smell like vinyl. They appear to be the
> same material throughout.  I was seeking some clarification as to
> whether or not these would be considered electrical transcriptions or
> not.  Also wondering if there is another material besides vinyl these
> could be made from.  They are in a collection that contains numerous
> radio programs, mostly on laquers. This appears to correspond with a
> slide show or film strip (you can hear the familiar bell that seems to
> correspond with scene changes).  The audio is on one side, and the other
> side contains elaborate pressings of an RCA/Victor logo.  The labels say
> "Produced by Vocafilm corporation".
>
> Thanks!
>
> John Dawson
> Media Preservation Initiative
> Indiana University
>
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