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> Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:38:41 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] wilcox-gay recordio / was What is this media?
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> On Sun, 6/30/13, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What is this media?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5:32 PM
> Thank you, Dr. Biel!
> Not to be a nitpicker--I know I can't type as well as I used
> to, but
> just to be clear on the spelling is it "Recordio" or
> "Reecordio"? I'm
> 99.9% certain that "Rainbo" is correct as you have it.
> Thanks for clarifying about it not being a magnetic disc.
> Did Semi Begun
> (Brush) make a magnetic disc that worked on a phonograph, or
> what am I
> thinking of?
> On 2013-06-30 5:33 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> > This is one of a dozen different types of fibre based
> recording discs
> > made during WW II, most likely by Rainbo in Santa
> Barbra which seem to
> > be the company which made most of the ones with
> illustrations.. The
> > label area of this disc is uncoated, and the darker
> yellow of the rest
> > of the disc is the transparent coating, possibly a
> clear lacquer applied
> > or sprayed as a liquid. The manufacture of this
> one is similar to the
> > fibre Wilcox-gay Reecordio where you can see the red
> color printing
> > underneath. Their metal discs have dipped black
> (and later red)
> > lacquer. The fibre Pepsi soldier discs also have
> black dipped lacquer.
> > Some of the other fibre discs have a clear celluloid
> sheet coating like
> > sound postcards, but sheet celluloid works better for
> pressing rather
> > than cutting a groove. You can tell by the
> edge. Not having a chance
> > to hold this one, this is probably sprayed clear
> > The only mystery is if it is grooved. It would be
> obvious if the light
> > came at a different angel. The one area with
> reflection is not grooved.
> > There is not a snowball's chance in
> hell that it is a magnetic disc.
> > None whatsoever.
> > Mike biel [log in to unmask]
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What is this media?
> > From: Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
> > Date: Sun, June 30, 2013 5:25 pm
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Hi John
> > Glass base disks are actually easy to spot if you are
> used to handling
> > acetates. The minute you pick it up it just feels
> different. If you hold
> > it to the light it is usually translucent and it rings.
> Many also have
> > GLASS stamped on them . Sound wise they are quieter
> than aluminum based,
> > but boy are they fragile. Never seen a glass letter
> disc though, only
> > cardboard.
> > Cheers
> > Shai
> > בתאריך 30/06/13 9:25 PM, ציטוט John
> >> Also, I've read but have not seen one in person,
> that in WWII metal
> >> bases were limited from the war efforts and glass
> was also sometimes
> >> used for the disk base. Even if you see metal for
> the center and drive
> >> holes it could be just the inner circle with the
> holes that are metal
> >> and glass for the rest of the base. Can someone out
> there lend more
> >> information as this would be important to know if
> anyone is handling
> >> disks from this era.
> Richard L. Hess
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