And remember to gently shake the records away from the spine before
Mal the Elder
Malcolm Smith wrote:
> The biggest threat to 78s is albums, particularly the kind that hold a
> dozen records which were very standard at one point. Leafing through
> the pages with the album flat on a table will put cracks on the edges
> of records. If records are in albums, leaf through the album standing
> on edge.
> Malcolm Smith.
> On Jun 20, 2009, at 7:02 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ying-fen Wang" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Dear List,
>>> I wonder if any of you can advise me on the proper way to store 78s.
>>> it be stored upright or horizontally?
>> "Upright" (side by side)...but only if the relevant milk box (or
>> similar container)
>> is full, or very close thereof!
>> Since 78's weigh about 1/2 lb. (227 grams) each, the bottom record in a
>> pile of 100 discs has 50 lb. (22.7 kg) of weight on it! In fact, one can
>> occasionally run across 78's which have reversed record numbers
>> (raised on the disc on top) permanently impressed in them!
>> Steven C. Barr
>> (who owns 55,050 78's!!)