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Mike B said:

<snip>... Unless you are
thinking about the high pitched chattering that sometimes is recorded on
wax master discs that get too warm.  Since these are heard especially on
early Victor Orthophonics, they are often called "His Master's
Dogwhistle". <snip>

I'm familiar with a similar phenomenon, occasionally heard towards the
end of acoustic sides, becoming gradually louder. This was explained to
me as "cold wax chatter", a product of insufficient pre-heating through
of the wax blank, often done in the field (aka hotel room etc) using a
portable cabinet with paraffin burner in the bottom. The waxes had to be
heated gently over several hours before they were ready, and it's not
hard to imagine them being underdone on occasion. 

Mike, is this the same phenomenon, or some kind of equal and opposite
thing?

Will