Come to think of it , even shellac was used for lacquer based discs.
I have found several blue label COLUMBIA 10 inch acoustic recordings
having been recycled by them having received a coating of lacquer. This
becomes extremely evident when the new paper lable is lost and the
original Columbia label appears making this identification easy.. A
pilot pin hole had also been drilled.
Any port in a storm, I guess.
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What we forget is that not only was aluminum unavailable for use as the
of lacquer records during the war, but so were many chemicals. Thus
makeup of the lacquer may well be different froim that used earlier.
seem memos from RCA addressing this issue.
That means that cleaing and chemical restoration products may affect
unexpected ways, the most unexpected is that the old ways may not work
Answer to David's question re: use of glass in Canada in 1940. Canada
at war before the U.S. was and may have been getting blanks from
Were convoys coming back empty? An interesting historical question.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] identifying acetate substrates
> At 03:11 PM 7/21/2005, David Lennick wrote:
>>It's also been my experience that glass discs don't tend to show
>>but maybe I've just been lucky.
> Actually, we were talking about this very point earlier today. I too
> found that discs showing palmitic acid are more often aluminum.
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