In a message dated 8/7/03 6:44:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]
<< I recall Fagan and Moran's intro
(vol 2) that points out the disparity in the Victor catalogues from year
to year. One year it's 78rpm and another it's 76rpm etc...and we all
know that they are all over the map.
I am simply wondering what did companies claim as policy and is there
anything written about it ca 1900-1940.
I've seen Victrolas with 76 (not 78) as a marked setting on the variable
speed control. During which years were newly manufactured machines so marked?
Surely this tells us something about the intended "correct" speed of the discs
of these years.
When pitching acoustic Victors I start at 76.4. This speed seems to be more
or less correct much of the time. 78 is almost always too fast.