I wonder if those last pressing shellac-type records may be provoked into finding the old machines and materials inventory. Likely candidates would be in India and South Africa. Not likely, but vaugelly possible.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patrick Feaster
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] anyone still stamping shellac?
One possibility would be to cut a master lacquer and then have Don Wilson
make a mold from it and produce copies using the process he presented on at
the last ARSC conference. These wouldn't actually be stamped from shellac,
but the material he uses is still robust enough to be played on older
acoustic gramophones, and it has the general look, feel, and heft of
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:25 AM Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]>
> I have a musician/composer friend that would like to make a "real" 78 of
> a recent composition... is anyone stamping shellac these days for such
> What I have seen from recent pressings in the great78 project seem to be
> more-or-less vinyl but turn at 78rpm-- this does not seem to qualify for
> this purpose.