I don't know if there was a specific list, but it's my understanding that theze
"z" pressings were made as a requirement of the Carnegie Libraries. Other
companies were required to upgrade their pressing quality as well, even
Brunswick. I believe Victor continued to use the same high-grade shellac for
all Red Seal pressings after the Scroll era and until 1940 when the prices were
cut in half, drop automatic became standard and the industry went to hell.
Clark Johnsen wrote:
> As many of us know, these were the finest editions from the Victor catalog
> ever offered, made exclusively (I'm told) for libraries and radio stations.
> The quality of the shellac compound even makes these spinners
> *look*shinier, almost immediately detectable at a glance.
> Does anyone know about a listing of which titles/numbers were made available
> in Z-scroll? Even better would be a note of how many were issued of each!
> Finally it's my understanding that after the scroll-label-era no such
> special editions were offered, although I'd like to find myself