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Re: code on Victor label

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David Lennick <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 29 Oct 2005 16:09:34 -0400

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Don Tait wrote:

>     I was told something about "Z" pressings years ago and wonder whether
> another member can verify it: that during the 1933 World's Fair ("Centennial of
> Progress") in Chicago, Columbia Records won the top prize largely because its
> laminated pressings were so quiet. Because of that, Victor responded with the
> immensely improved surfacers of "Z" pressings. Is that correct?
>
>   Don Tait

Another story, and I may be mixing a couple of accounts here, is that the quiet pressings
were the result of the request for better quality discs for the Carnegie Libraries....and
is it possible that z-material was still being used for those issues in the late 30s?

dl

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