I once had the 'luck' to get a badly cat-a-tized collection for free. Much
of it had to be tossed just because of the smell,
and many of the records were destroyed by the urine as it sat for a while;
the surface in those spots was virtually disintegrated!
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cat-astrophy, was [ARSCLIST] Disaster recovery- LPs
> "Steven C. Barr" wrote:
>> The biggest problem (or so I thought) was going to be the fact
>> that the resident felines had liberally marked their shellac
>> territory. Oddly enough, the only problem I have seen so far
>> is that discs, sleeves and boxes are, shall we say, odiferous...
>> even a few records that I found in sleeves damp with...well,
>> you know...seemed not to have suffered any permanent damage!
>> It does seem to have rendered a number of labels illegible,
>> I didn't exactly to make this test, but I thought I might
>> share the results (in case anyone is offered old 78's by
>> a cat-loving little old lady?)...
>> Steven C. Barr
> Any time I borrow a record from Steve to transfer, I clean it on the
> Monks, put
> it in a new sleeve, stick it among the other records I'm going to use, and
> cat is still all over it like a cheap suit.