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On Feb 8, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Joav Shdema wrote:

> 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
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>
> -----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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