"Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: -
There are at least two totally different kinds of phonorecords that MIGHT
fall into that category. The first sort were actually made of paper...but
coated with a plastic-type substance. These date back quite a ways, and
are often found in postcard form, or as pages in children's books. In
those cases, there should be some information on the Internet...but
probably searchable under "postcards" or "children?" The most successful
of these were made by the Durium Company (who used "Durium" as a name
for the moldable plastic coating used on their heavy-paperboard discs).
There as a Dutch collector who has an extensive web site based on
The second type were pressed onto thin plastic. These first appeared
(IIRC) in the UK in the late twenties, under such names as Filmophone
and Goodson. Eventually, these would evolve into the EXTREMELY thin
plastic records which could be (and were) bound into magazines. One
manufacturer of these is (was?) called Evatone. The "records on
cereal boxes" used a moulded plastic coating placed on the cardbord
before the boxes were folded into such...!
One interesting variant were the thin plastic discs pressed by the
(New) Flexo company. In some cases (I have one such) the thin
plastic discs were stapled onto greeting cards, so that the
recipient could both read and HEAR the holiday wishes (or
Steven C. Barr
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