An inherited Monks? Nice going, you're in for a real treat.
I've had the pleasure of owning one for around 25 years, and it
sees near daily use. I will stay clear of the fluid issue since I don't
experiment. I was fortunate to acquire a lifetime supply of a cleaner
when the manufacturer ceased production (can't say whether it is organic
or all-natural), but it has stood the test of time, at least for me.
What I can share is experience with:
-parts price listings
-pump rebuild kits
-pump performance measuring techniques
-pump silencing method
-fluid containers and associated hardware
-fluid brush issues
-vacuum and fluid tubing
-buffer thread (including easy threading/installation)
-buffer thread & vacuum motor issues
-Lenco platter drive issues
-spare part resources (and sources)
I do not sell, nor have any connection with anybody who does. It's just
me, about 50K records out in the middle of the Mojave Desert (truly
My contact if you wish is, [log in to unmask] or better yet, 760
Very best luck (but not necessary),
On 3/2/2011 7:25 AM, Grant, Tyra wrote:
> We're refurbishing an inherited Keith Monks record cleaner---have never used one before now.
> We'd like to use it for LPs and 78s---vinyls and shellacs---does this make sense?
> We're unsure what cleaning liquids to use---do we use Keith Monks or other?
> Would appreciate any guidance or words of advice in general.
> Tyra Grant
> Digital and Electronic Media Preservation Officer
> University of Kansas Libraries
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