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.
On Jun 20, 2009, at 7:02 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ying-fen Wang"
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>> Dear List,
>> I wonder if any of you can advise me on the proper way to store
>> 78s. Should
>> 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!!)