Haven't seen the new Digest, but these records often came with filmstrips, even in the 1930's, were mostly for salesman and mechanic training, and were produced through at least through the 1960's, I once salvaged what was left of a 1940's Lincoln set in a rotting box, pulled out of the rubble of an old dealers building in the 1980's,
sadly no records intact.
> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 01:35:53 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSCLIST Digest - 3 Feb 2013 to 4 Feb 2013 (#2013-35)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> (re my inquiry about 4 Packard Talks recorded by Marsh)
> Hi Dave (& gang),
> The disks have proprietary Packard Labels with 'Marsh' inconspicuously
> indicated at the bottom. They contain four talks extolling Packard's
> design, philosophy, engineering & customer support of their model "Six". I
> presume that they were intended for use in their showrooms & perhaps, given
> to buyers of the cars.
> The labels have gorgeous metallic gold ink & blue on a white background.
> The most prominent image on each is a blue full side view of the car. I'll
> be delighted to post them & the audio if someone'll be kind enough to
> instruct me how to do so. I transferred the four sides years ago from
> severely worn & cracked disks & only recently reacquired photos of the
> labels, which I touched up. Of the approximately total 13 minutes, only
> one word could not be reclaimed. I don't recall which it was, nor from
> which side, but its absence does not change the context of the comments.
> BTW they're acoustically recorded. I'd be delighted to own & tour around
> in one of them, with a portable crank up acoustical machine playing Coon
> Sanders', Gene Goldkette's, Bern Bernie's & other latest horn-recorded hot
> However much I've slaved over 'cleaning up' the whacked shellacs, I'd
> cherish the opportunity of working from meaningfully less worn & abused