Indeed.  The lacuer disc as we know it was introduced at the Fall, 1934
National Association of Broadcasters  show.  I have a copy of the ad.

No professional travelling the south to make recordings would have used waxe
blanks with their extra logistical requirements, i.e., an oven to heat them
and  after recording, measures to keetp the results from melting.   The
lacquer disc was less expensive and more efficient.

Steven Smolian

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From: "David S Sager" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Robert Johnson recording equipment query

> I was surprised to read that ARC was using lacquer masters as early as
> 37.  Were these plated to generate mothers and then stampers?  Can one
> do that with a lacquer disc.  Please forgive my naiivite.
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