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Re: wilcox-gay recordio / was What is this media?

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Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:13:30 -0600

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Anybody want to buy one?
 
Roger
 
> Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:38:41 -0700
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] wilcox-gay recordio / was What is this media?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
> check out this utube of the Recordio in action; Cutting a Record on the Wilcox-Gay Recordio 9G10 - YouTube
> dnw 
> Beautiful Music you will never forget, at; http://www.americanbeautiful.podbean.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------------------------------
> 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?
>  
>  Cheers,
>  
>  Richard
>  
>  
>  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
>  lacquer.
>  >
>  > 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
>  Schroth:
>  >> 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           
>         email: [log in to unmask]
>  Aurora, Ontario, Canada         
>                 
>     647 479 2800
>  http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
>  Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>  
 		 	   		  

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