Dan Kj- wrote:
> 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!
Sounds like a suitable study subject for an ARSC grant. On the other hand, maybe
we've also just discovered the solution to non-biodegradability of plastics.
A stash of BBC transcription discs (12") I picked up at the Toronto Record Show
the other day must have been in the possession of someone with felines..my cat's
been checking the pile regularly. No comments about cathouses, please.
> ----- 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,
> >> however...
> >> 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
> > my
> > cat is still all over it like a cheap suit.
> > dl