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From: Patrick Sumner <[log in to unmask]>
> To whom it may concern: wondering if someone knows how to clean vintage
> "Victor" records-a few have a green mold, most are just stored vertically in
> the area below the player. Also, would there be anyone in the Louisville,
> Ky area able to "check-out" the functions.many thanks, patrick

The "functions" of what????

There's very little in shellac records for mold to grow on.  The problem
possibly is with the sleeves, and especially the cardboard of any
albums.  It will probably clean off by cleaning them the usual way
(arguments always arise when record cleaning is mentioned) but the
sleeves and album covers will reinfect the cleaned records if they are
the problem.  And the wood and varnish of the player might also be a
problem.  The insides of the player need to be dried out, aired out, and
possibly sealed.  You don't mention the vintage of either the player or
the records.  Is it a wind-up and these are acoustical records, or is it
a modern console?  Stored in a damp basement?

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]