I read somewhere about unique record recordings being too fragile to
play. Maybe here on this list Anyway they took an image / scan of the
grooves and then passed this through an image processor and clever s/w
which turned the grooves into sound files. I've also heard of another
system where they use a turntable with a laser rather than a needle to
track the grooves. CJB
On 11/10/2020, Michael Barmak
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> I'm new to this group and am hoping someone can help me or refer me to
> someone who can.
> I have a very old record (probably from the early 30's) that is 'flaking'
> i.e. the black covering is starting to come off. I'm afraid to play it
> because I just tried to and it started flaking even more leaving a spot of
> shiny silver metal.
> Is there anyone or anything I can do to repair this? Or at least to find
> someone who can digitally transfer the disc?
> I believe it is a recording my grandfather did of his friend, WC Handy, the
> famous blues musician/composer and may even have my late grandfather's voice
> on it. Or it may be a recording of a radio show that WC Handy was being
> interviewed on.
> I appreciate any help you can give me on this.
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