--- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Columbia first employed lacquer discs
> (referred to as "instantotiles") in
> lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have used them as
> of 1940 although
> not consistently.
As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early Victor LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from the lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers (subject to the quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than subsequent transfers made from either the 78 pressings or metal masters.
Does anyone know more about this?