>From: Kurt Nauck [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: 04 June 2005 21:41
>To: Houlder, Stephen
>Subject: Re: A "one off" 78rpm record
>At 07:49 AM 6/1/2005, you wrote:
> >Dear Sirs,
> >I have just read your advice on cleaning old records, and wondered if
> an >old record that I have could be cleaned.
> >This record was cut by a pop group of which I was a member, in a "one
> >room" studio in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in around 1962. The sound
> was >cut directly onto the disc as we played. Although the group never
> became >famous, and therefore the record will probably be worthless, it
> would be >good to be able to play it again. Unfortunately the surface is
> >with what looks like mould, and I am loath to try to play, or clean it
> for >fear of damaging it. I wonder if this record is made of the same
> material >as the cylinders you mentioned, and therefore could be damaged by
> >cleaning. I would be grateful if you could give me any advice in this
> >Kindest Regards,
>This sounds like a lacquer instantaneous recording, sometimes incorrectly
>called an "acetate".
>It can safely be cleaned, but I would recommend that you send it to a
>professional for cleaning and transfer, as these are delicate recordings.
>I will have someone in the UK contact you.
Is there someone in the UK on this list who could handle this request? If
so, please contact Steve at "Houlder, Stephen" <[log in to unmask]>
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