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It was a 1973 October war recording. I think most of the original
attendees at this recording were dead the next morning. 

Joav Shdema
Producer/Engineer
Joav Shdema Inc.
dB Recording Studios Inc.
 www.joavshdema.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 4:48 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Coffee Cassette


I have done this ironing and it is not fun at all! That must have been
one precious cassette.

-- Tom Fine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joav Shdema" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Coffee Cassette


>I have a similar story of cassette restoration, but in this case  
>restoration was performed. 3 weeks ago I received a 30 something years

>old C-60 Philips cassette. The leader end was broken and the whole tape

>was rolled at one end. Apparently a quick fix 'n transfer job. Not so.

>We've spliced the tape back and started playing it just to find it was

>twisted in several places in a spaghetti like string. The audio was  
>going forward and then, several minutes down the tape, backwards and  
>back again.  We had to take all the tape out of the shell and IRON it 
>inch by inch  back to manageable and playable condition. The person who

>performed the  ironing didn't move his feet for over an hour not to 
>step over the  spillage on the floor while I was de-tangling the tape 
>as we slowly  pulled the ironed tape back into a new clean shell.
> Instead of a 1 hour job it became a 5 hour job and the client went
with
> it - good nerve breaking exercise.
> 
> Joav Shdema
> Producer/Engineer
> Joav Shdema Inc.
> dB Recording Studios Inc.
> www.joavshdema.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:06 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Coffee Cassette
> 
> 
> Someone sent me a cassette that had been steeped in coffee--suspected
> with sugar and creamer...the layers were glued together.
> 
> It was a Radio Shack cassette and was very very fragile, too.
> Normally, polyester cassette tapes are robust, this one if looked at 
> wrong tore. I wonder if the coffee/sugar/creamer had weakened it.
> 
> With all the concerns about it, we pulled the life support plug 30
> minutes into the project when my estimate of cost to complete 
> skyrocketed. Since I couldn't do anything, I didn't charge for the 30 
> minutes, either.
> 
> I think it could be done, but it would take several hours of careful
> washing. She's going to re-do the interview rather than spend that 
> kind of money. I would want a serpentine film-type drying rack to dry
> it, too.
> 
> Anyone ever had success with this?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Richard
> 
> 
> 
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