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Lou:

I don't know exactly what they have other than some are older Edison 78s and
most are more modern 33s.  I didn't specify, as the thread I was following
up on was talking about vinyl or shellac platters-not CDs or glass masters.

To be a little more specific, this is an archive that wants to job the work
out.  We don't do platters at our lab (We just do tape- and the occasional
CD, DVD or MO).  They have about 50 boxes of "records" with fungus and are
looking for potential vendors to handle the cleaning.  As an archive, they
are also particularly interested in saving the album covers and labels as
well as the discs.  They consider the entire "package" as worth saving-not
just the recorded content.  Also, I don't know just how many discs they have
in the boxes but I figure, maybe 10 to 20 discs per box?  50 boxes could add
up to a reasonable amount of cleaning and the archive really doesn't want to
do this in-house.

Peter Brothers
SPECS BROS., LLC
973-777-5055
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Tape restoration and disaster recovery since 1983

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RV: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning of grooved discs- how about
fungus?

Wouldn't it be useful to say what kind of grooved discs they are?  
After all, even CDs have grooves ( well, not really, just spirals of  
pits) but Lps,  78s, vinyl, Shellac, glass, cardboard? Even 45  
singles are grooved discs!

Just a simple question...

<L>

Lou Judson . Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689


On Jan 27, 2009, at 1:04 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> We have a client with a number of boxes of grooved discs with  
> fungus.  Any
> suggestions about techniques or labs that offer the service would be
> appreciated.  The client is also very interested in preserving the  
> album
> covers and treating the labels at the center of the discs.
>
> Peter Brothers