Thank you all for your informed advice and expertise. This is all really
helpful. I'll definitely pass it along to my friend.
On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:35 AM Jay Bruder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We have all seen 78s with radial cracks which are called shrinkage
> cracks. I have always believed that this type of cracking was accelerated
> if not caused by storage in extreme cold. The humidity issue is also a very
> real problem. It can ruin record surfaces, paper labels, and tapes over
> Quick answer, you can store these items in non-climate controlled areas
> subject to heat and humidity extremes, but don't expect them to emerge in
> the same condition you put them in, especially if this storage continues
> for more than one season. (Film, on the other hand, likes to be kept cold
> and dry).
> Jay Bruder
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] storing shellac records, open reel tapes, etc. in very
> cold weather
> A friend of mine asked me a question I was unable to answer, so I thought
> I'd ask if anyone out there has any specific knowledge. He's storing
> shellac pressings, open reel tapes, CDRs and DATs in an unheated garage in
> the Northeast of the U. S. Temperatures in Winter can go below 0 degrees
> Fahrenheit, and are often in the single digits above 0. The materials are
> stored in heavy duty, sealed plastic boxes. Will any harm come to any of
> the materials by being stored in Winter in that environment? He currently
> has no other place to store this material. I'd like to give him some wise
> advice, if I can.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jon Samuels