I would suggest rubber cement, available almost anywhere. Plug the term
into your favorite search engine. You will also need some rubber cement
thinner (works best), and some cotton balls or steal a couple of your
wife's make-up pads for cleanup. Have a set of cheap, disposable, artist
brushes available for application. Be sure to use rubber gloves so that
you can handle the disc and position the label area as needed. Preaching
to the choir, I'm sure, but do not handle the disc with your bare hands.
You can usually identify the substrate by inspecting the center hole or
drive pin hole. The edge of the disc where the coating is thinner can
also help with identifying the substrate.
I knew the place rather well back in the day. I played on sessions as a
musician there. Knew and worked with most of the engineers. Believe it
or not, my bachelor party was held there, arranged by a close friend who
was one of the staff engineers. All of this at the original facility.
Lou Judson's link provides a good look into the history of the place.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 6/26/2016 4:12 PM, Mark Hendrix wrote:
> I am seeking advice for the proper adhesive to use to reattach a loose (and
> partially torn) paper label to on instantaneous lacquer disc recording.
> What is left of the label credits "Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.,
> Hollywood, CA" which I think was a professional remastering concern.
> On the reverse (where there are no grooves at all) there is a circular stamp
> in the center by the drive pin holes in pink-red ink that (I think) reads
> "TRANSCO USA Transcription Disc" (I am making a guess at the fourth letter
> in "TRANSCO" and I am guessing "Transcription" even though all the net
> remains is "… tion".
> There is some palmitic acid accumulation around the circular cutouts in the
> disc's sleeve, which convinces me that the disc is cellulose nitrate (the
> substrate could be aluminum or glass; it seems too light to be steel, and to
> inflexible to be fiber or paper).
> In case anyone is curious, the label only says "Yankee Valor Trib…" [The
> rest is torn off]. I note on page 22 of the Spokesman-Review of Spokane
> Washington of Friday, July 25, 1947, there is an article about a
> thoroughbred racehorse named "Yankee Valor" dying the previous day after
> winning a race in the Hollywood Derby.
> The sleeve that came with the disc has handwriting reading, "Gold Cup Yankee
> Valor death of horse." Yankee Valor was to have run in the Hollywood Gold
> Cup race on Saturday, July 26, 1947, according to the article.
> Anyway, information on best practices to reattach this label would be
> greatly appreciated!
> --Mark Hendrix