There was a lightweight record (cardboard base?) called Neophone in the 1900s.
Probably couldn't stand up under the heavy soundboxes of the time..in fact the
disc probably wouldn't turn with one of those jabbing it.
Jeff Carroll wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I remember cutting several records out of the back of cereal boxes as a
> kid in the 70s. Usually it was something by Bobby Sherman.
> Jeff Carroll, Mastering Engineer
> Bluefield Mastering Inc. - Raleigh, NC USA
> Phone 919.859.0102
> On Jan 17, 2008, at 10:06 PM, Daniel Shiman wrote:
> Hello --
> I'm Dan, longtime lurker, first-semester student at UT Austin's School
> of Information and dyed-in-the-wool vinyl junkie. Very exciting to be
> taking a class on audio preservation this spring, but I am struggling
> more than expected with the first assignment, which involves a brief
> history of an early audio format.
> I chose paper/cardboard records for my topic. Historical surveys of
> recorded media I've browsed have made little mention of this
> ephemeral-in-every-sense-of-the-word format. Online sources like RILM
> Abstracts of Music Literature, The Music Index Online, Library
> Literature & Information Science, and Academic Search Complete have
> either been fruitless or have basically directed me to articles
> directing me in turn to the only website with much substantive
> information on the subject, the excellent Internet Museum of
> Flexi/Cardboard/Oddity Records (assembled by Mac, host of the WFMU's
> Antique Phonograph Music Program).
> I've contacted Mac pressing him for sources, but was wondering in the
> meantime if any ARSClist members knew anything about the paper/cardboard
> record's history - or knew of any good articles or written/research
> sources that I might explore. Thanks so much!
> best,Dan Shiman
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