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I would feel more concern about storage of lacquers in a non-acid free 
sleeve than a shellac 78.

joe salerno


Kurt Nauck wrote:
> I'm not talking about acidity affecting sleeves - certainly early 
> acoustic sleeves and wartime sleeves can crumble just by looking at 
> them. What I'm saying is that those acid-filled sleeves have not damaged 
> the records that are stored inside them.
> 
> What I HAVE seen are sleeves with an imprint of the printed ink on the 
> sleeve. This is caused by a company inserting a record into a sleeve 
> before the ink was fully cured. I've seen this most often with Deccas.
> 
> At 12:05 PM 8/19/2010, you wrote:
>> Acidity is an issue on the older 78,especially those printed before 
>> WWII.I don't
>> think enough effort has been made either to preserve these,or digitize 
>> images of
>> them.
>>
>> Roger
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>> ________________________________
>> From: Kurt Nauck <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 10:02:26 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] record sleeves
>>
>> When I began manufacture of our line of record sleeves (Disc-O-Files), I
>> considered acid-free card stock. However, the cost would have doubled 
>> and I saw
>> no tangible benefit to be gained. In fact, I queried ARSCList and 78-L 
>> for
>> opinions on the matter. No one had ever seen a record damaged by an 
>> acid-laden
>> sleeve. (Nor have I, and I've probably handled more vintage records 
>> than anybody
>> on the planet.)
>>
>> Since introducing the Disc-O-File line, I have sold hundreds of 
>> thousands of
>> sleeves to customers including the Belfer Audio Archive, the Library of
>> Congress, the Ward Irish Music Archives, the BBC Broadcast Archive, 
>> the National
>> Library of Canada, Harvard University, the International Piano 
>> Archives, the
>> National Library of New Zealand, the First Generation Radio Archives, the
>> Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania State University, and the Yale
>> University Music Library. That is not to say that any of these 
>> institutions
>> endorse the product, nor am I suggesting that they use the sleeves for 
>> any given
>> purpose. Some of these institutions use DOFs to house their primary 
>> collections;
>> others used acid-free stock. Some prefer sleeves with flaps and no 
>> label holes;
>> others do not.
>>
>> For the most part though, it appears that acidity has not been an 
>> issue. In
>> fact, the design of the sleeves coupled with the fact that they come 
>> in 11
>> different sizes has convinced many users to resleeve their entire 
>> collection
>> with DOFs.
>>
>> For more information, go to www.78rpm.com and click on the Disc-O-File 
>> Sleeves
>> button.
>>
>> Kurt Nauck
>> c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
>> 22004 Sherrod Ln.
>> Spring, TX  77389
>>
>> Website: www.78rpm.com
>> E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>>
>> Phone: (281) 288-7826
>> Fax: (425) 930-6862
>>
>>
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> 
> 
> Kurt Nauck
> c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
> 22004 Sherrod Ln.
> Spring, TX  77389
> 
> Website: www.78rpm.com
> E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
> 
> Phone: (281) 288-7826
> Fax: (425) 930-6862
>