The conclusion is clear and universal. Use what is least likely to oxidize,
especially products least vulnerable to exposure to excessive humidity.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Long-term/preservation audio (delayed)
> On 28/07/03, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > However, I have a number of shellac 78's dating back into the 19th
> > century, and they show no signs of deterioration. Are there any
> > VERY-long-term issues as far as the lifespan of shellac records is
> > concerned, provided they are stored under reasonable care (and aren't
> > dropped)? Wouldn't metal also be likely to corrode or be otherwise
> > damaged?
> Depends on the metal. Gold lasts pretty well.
> Don Cox
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