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Right..missed "translucent".

dl

Robert Hodge wrote:
> It is a Soundscriber Disc and will play back with a microgroove stylus.
> I have worked with many of them over the years.
> 
> R. Hodge
> 
> Robert Hodge,
> Senior Engineer
> Belfer Audio Archive
> Syracuse University
> 222 Waverly Ave .
> Syracuse N.Y. 13244-2010
> 
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> 
>>>> [log in to unmask] 7/17/2007 4:19 PM >>>
> Richard Warren wrote:
>> Dear Barbara Need,
>>
>> If the disc is translucent green vinyl, it may be a Soundscriber
> disc. 
>> These were 33.3 rpm microgroove, so you should try to play it as if
> it 
>> were an LP. Pray that it hasn't warped; if it has, you may need to
> send 
>> it to someone with excellent equipment and much experience.
>>
>> Sincerely, Richard
>>
>> At 02:59 PM 7/17/2007, you wrote:
>>> I have been asked to get a digital transfer from what I believe to
> be 
>>> a "Flexi disc" (thin green plastic /vinyl disc with a square hole).
> 
>>> The only complication is that, as far as I can tell, these were LPs
> 
>>> and, therefore, no earlier than 1948. The date on the disc, however,
> 
>>> is '43. We have an osmium stylus (which we use for 78s)  and a
> diamond 
>>> stylus (which we use for LPs). What stylus should I use for
> playback? 
>>> (And if you have recommendations for adding to my stylus supply, I 
>>> would welcome that as well, though I may not be able to do anything
> 
>>> about it just yet.)
>>>
>>> Barbara
>>>
>>> Barbara Need
>>> Manager
> I've seen very thin flexible orange and yellow discs which were used
> for home 
> disc recorders in the 40s..don't know why this one would have a square
> hole, 
> unless the original hole was too tight and someone has enlarged it. If
> it's one 
> of these home cuts, it would probably play at 78. Does it look like a
> factory 
> product with a printed "label" or might it be a home cut?
> 
> dl
>