Dave Radlauer wrote:
> I have found and purchased what I find a much better alternative: the
> Loricraft record cleaner. It is also the only cleaner I know of that can
> handle 16" electrical transcription discs, which is the main application
> I'm using it for.
If Dave had JUST looked a little further he would have found the Keith Monks
Record Cleaning Machine at my website:-
The Lorricraft is a cheap knock-off of the Monks machine that is deficient
in a number of areas including:-
The vacuum pump is not the high grade continuous duty industrial pump that
There is no motorized buffer thread payout that the Monks machine uses.
The Lorricraft machine runs a small segment of buffer thread over the entire
surface of the record being cleaned, where the Monks machine continually
and automatically changes the thread to prevent build-up of dirt from the
cleaning process being transferred to and scratching the later grooves of
the same disc.
The waste bottle is hung off the side of the Lorricraft rather than housed
internally as in the Monks machine.
There is no fluid dispensing system nor brush to do the cleaning work as is
supplied with the Monks machine.
The Monks "Archivist" machine IS designed to clean 16" transcriptions, AND
it has a dual chemistry system with separate fluid dispensing and brush
Yes, the Lorricraft machine is much cheaper, but then, you usually get what
you pay for!
And now Dave knows, and probably regrets his choice, but you the reader have
the alternative to buy the REAL record cleaning machine designed for archival
use... the Keith Monks "Archivist" Record Cleaning Machine.
The Library of Congress knows... they bought three of them.
I will be showing and demonstrating the Keith Monks RCM at the upcoming
ARSC/SAM conference in Cleveland March 10th through 14th. If you are
thinking about buying a record cleaning machine, you need to see this even
if if you look at nothing else.
... Graham Newton
(North American distributor for the Keith Monks "Archivist"
Record Cleaning Machine)
Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com
World class professional services applied to tape or phonograph records for
consumers and re-releases, featuring CEDAR's new CAMBRIDGE processes.