I'd love to find out what the Mercury smell is (a type of glue, or the ink
used?). If I found out, I'd make a bottle and apply it to all the classical
records in the collection. I think it's something in the litho process. It
seems to come from the jacket (to me). I'll smell the labels and see if
that presents a stronger smell.
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From: "Don Tait" <[log in to unmask]>
And the pungent scent of
> Mercury LPs from that time? I remember that at the record store I
> one always knew one was near the Mercuries because one could smell them.
> scent seemed to come from something used on their labels because when they
> issued some Philips-licensed things beginning around 1961 (Richter,
> the records had the same unique, pungent scent.
> A pointless thing, probably. Sorry.