Make high resolution images of all the pieces. Use light at ~45degree incidence from two side ( two separate pictures). I am sure it will be possible to revive the music from that.
On Mar 12, 2010, at 4:25 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
> The Israeli Philharmonic has given me the original acetate of the playing of the HATIKVA that was cut during the declaration of independence. They have made a copy of it in the past so the audio is safe (I have the cd but haven't played it yet). The acetate is in very bad shape, flaking and falling off the base like dandruff. They asked me to put all the pieces back together and mount the record for display, although they want it in playable form. The sad part is that it is beyond hope. I have managed to rescue records in the past but this one was cut I think on pyral. The acetate has turned yellow and even the parts that are still on the base will probably just fly off when I put a stylus on them. I think that the best thing to do is consider the recording lost (after I check the cd) and then proceed to put as many pieces as I can together and mount the record on velvet background in a nice picture frame with uv resistant glass. I am trying to find a way or a product that I can spray on the recording to make sure it will not move anymore. I will post pictures of this Sunday. Any thoughts will be welcomed.
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Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive
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