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Hello, Mike.

Is there a technical difference between a puzzle record and a roulette
record? Or is it more of "puzzle record" being a specific genre term vs.
roulette being a technical/form term for the multiple groove cutting
process?

Best,
Tim


On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Actually they are called Puzzle Records, not Roulette, and they date
> back as far as the 1890s with an example on Berliner Records.  Over on
> the facebook "78 rpm records & cylinders fan group" two or three weeks
> ago we had postings of the labels of about a dozen of these from the
> collection of Curt Angstman who says he has over 40 of them on 78.
>
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> From: Ellis Burman <[log in to unmask]>
> > I was first introduced to this concept with Monty Python's "3 sided
> record"
> > "Matching Tie and Handkerchief". It had two grooves on one side.   Ellis
>
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Timothy Wisniewski <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >> I believe these are known as roulette records. The amazing folks at
> >> Aardvark Record Mastering in Denver can cut one with up to 40 grooves
> for
> >> you if you so desire. http://aardvarkmastering.com/specialcuts.htm
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Cthurb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >>> There were several variations on this type of record, for example horse
> >>> race and children's stories. I have a few but without knowing the
> artist
> >>> I probably could not find any of them. I think most of these were from
> >>> the late 1930s and 1940s      Cheryl Thurber
> > >
>
> On Aug 2, 2013, at 12:14 PM, Dan Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >>>> There was a Victor "Novelty Record", with music by Ray Noble I
> >>>> believe that had 3 grooves inside each other.    dnward
>
> On Fri, 8/2/13, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > > > Many years ago, when I was working for Club 99, I saw a
> > > > 78rpm record which had 3 sets of grooves on it, and,
> > > > depending on where you placed the stylus at the outer edge,
> > > > you would get one of three selections, but you'd never know
> > > > which selection you would get. I think it was a
> > > > Homokord. Does anyone have one of those they can spare? I
> > > > would hope to buy it. I need it as part of an exhibition of
> > > > vintage sound media and sound equipment.
> > > > Please ping me offline.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks. Regards, Ben Roth
>



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Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.

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