Anyone suggest a wholesale to the public source for fibre/strapping/filament
reinforced tape? I'm thinking 3"
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From: "Richard Warren" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 78 RPM Packing Advice Requested
> Hello All,
> As someone who has been shipping 78-rpm records for over 40 years, I can
> second many of the suggestions. Making the closest you can get to a solid
> mass is an excellent idea; many people use strong cloth or fiber tape with
> junk records and a couple of cardboard squares on each end of a group of
> discs to help render the pack solid and the disc unmoving in transit. The
> other old rule in addition prescribes at least one inch of padding between
> the outside of the group of discs and the outer world. I've seen wadded
> newspaper, cardboard, foam in squares or popcorns, and bubble-wrap used
> safely. Boxing each group of discs and surrounding each group with a box,
> then padding, then an outer box is also good. Many dealers use these ideas
> (of necessity -- it's their income that's at risk), and all I've done is
> imitated them. It's only safe to take shortcuts on these methods if you
> yourself are going to be doing all the work.
> Sincerely, Richard
> At 11:14 AM 2/2/2004 -0600, you wrote:
> >Thanks to everyone for the very helpful and informative replies. I do
> >have a couple of follow up questions:
> >>Your best bet would be 11" x 11" x 11" boxes (or 12" x 12" x 12"), the
> >>records packed vertically (standing on end) tightly within but without
> >>bulging and then use crushed newspaper to pad, as you suggest.
> >Is there any particular reason that 11" x 11" x 11" would be better than
> >10"x10"x10"? The 10" inch box would certainly make for a tighter fit.
> >the concern based on the fact that, with a 10" box, the edge of the
> >records would be touching the interior walls on all 4 sides? The 10"
> >boxes are about 20 percent less expensive than the 11" boxes - but since
> >my main concern is that the records arrive in good shape, that price
> >difference is certainly not my deciding factor.
> >>You can leave the 10" records in the albums, but I cut all the sleeves
> >>with an Xacto knife and tossed the cardboard outers and saved some
> >>space and
> >I am going to want to keep the storage albums as I have a feeling that I
> >will have an easier time getting some of my money back by selling them
> >than I will finding someone who wants the records that don't match my
> >listening tastes.
> >What is the best way to pack the filled albums? Yesterday, I
> >with a 12"x12"x12" box and found that 10 inch albums fit very nicely
> >inside. Obviously, I would want to make sure that the top edge of the
> >albums all face in the same direction and that the box is oriented so the
> >records are vertical. My concern is with the safety of records that
> >be in albums that may have only 1 or 2 out of 10 sleeves filled. I have
> >not seen the collection in person, so I am not sure what percentage of
> >such albums there may be. When I look at empty or nearly empty albums, I
> >notice that the ends of the covers come together at an angel. Completely
> >filled albums, on the other hand, form a perfect rectangle and the
> >appear to be flat against each other. If a partially filled album were
> >packed between a bunch of other albums which were completely filled,
> >the records in that album be at extra risk - or is the spine of the album
> >cover designed to prevent that from happening? Is it recommended that,
> >once in the box, the spine of the album covers all face in the same
> >direction as they would if they were placed on a shelf? Or is it better
> >to alternate the direction of the spine on each album? I have never
> >really trusted albums so I rarely use them.
> >Thanks again for all the help.