Here's a site that deals with some of the MANY 78s that have been pressed
since the 60s:
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From: "Malcolm Rockwell" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pressing 78s today & Audio Research URL
> Really? This is the first I've heard of this. Even though India is in the
> part of the world where the lac beetle lives, and thus closer to the
> source of shellac, I've never heard of a pressing plant, in India or
> anywhere else for that matter, still set up to make the biscuits to
> actually press shellac 78s. Not to mention having an actual working water
> heated press.
> I've asked before on other lists whether a portable, one-off press was
> used in pressing plant audio labs c. 1935-40 for making single test
> pressings, possibly for cutter, stylus or new shellac formulation tests.
> I've never gotten an answer, but it seems likely that someone must have
> produced one.
> Hmmm, I think I'll go for a troll through the Audio Record magazine
> archive today. Maybe I'll spot one there.
> Here's the URL, just in case you may have missed the first posting here:
> Nigel Barrett wrote:
>> Go to India the only country I know still making 78's.n.a.b.
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Sueiro Bal Marcos
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>> A client of a friend wants to press "78s". By this I assume he means
>>> coarse-groove discs spinning at 78 RPM --who knows with what curve.
>>> know of a mastering facility that can cut such a lacquer? I could not
>>> an answer in the archives. He does not expect anyone to actually play
>>> If anyone knows of a pressing plant capable of pressing 78s, I'd
>>> that too. I assume no one in the world can press shellac anymore, but
>>> thick vinyl?
>>> I would not even bother asking, but knowing this exists
>>> I thought there may be a chance.
>>> Next up --tinfoil-cylinder reissues of classic 1980s CDs.
>>> Marcos Sueiro Bal
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