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The discussion wandered away from my original question, which was about the
Nitty Gritty (price not known to me).
Would appreciate hearing whether others agree that this device is not
recommended, or whether it's Ok for the price, but not recommended for
professional use.
My friend isn't an archivist, just a collector.  I don't believe that he's
thinking in terms of a $ 4300 machine (sorry, folks).

Joel Ackerman
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] disc cleaning technology


> In a message dated 1/27/04 9:54:35 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> << If Dave had JUST looked a little further he would have found the Keith
> Monks
> Record Cleaning Machine at my website:- >>
>
> Thank you Graham, the Monks machine is a magnificent piece of machinery
worth
> every penny of the $4,300.  However, I've found the Loricraft ($1900)
quite
> serviceable for a "cheap knock-off" at half the price, though many will
find
> either above their budgets.
>
> No, I never did get a good look at the Monks machine; I was unaware that
it
> could handle 16" transcriptons;  and thanks for showing me the "real
item' --
> nonetheless it would certainly have exceeded *my* budget.
>
> My point was these these kinds of machines are much better than the vacuum
> arm/brush of the type purveyed by Nitty Gritty.
>
> Dave Radlauer
> www.JAZZHOT.Bigstep.com
>