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From: "Jerry McBride" <[log in to unmask]>
> I am trying to arrange for the shipment of about 3000 78 rpm records
> country using standard house moving companies and am concerned about the
> heat in the trucks at this time of year. I saw the recent post advising
> against this. However, in my own recent move my small vinyl collection did
> not suffer any ill affects. I am wondering what experience people have
> this? Are there other relatively inexpensive ways to ship this quantity of
> recordings safely? An air conditioned truck would probably make the move
> too expensive.
> If the records are properly packed with insulating materials such
> styrofoam or bubble pack, would this reduce possibility of damage?
Also, 3000 78's would weigh about 1500 lbs., or 3/4 ton, so the move could
probably be made in a full-size van rather than a larger truck.
Steven C. Barr