Dear Mark,

Further to your original series of questions: Transco was a maker of
lacquer transcription discs. By 1947, your disc was acetate lacquer with an
aluminum base.


On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Mark Hendrix <[log in to unmask]>

> Corey and Jeff,
> Thank you for your responses, and to Lou for the Wikipedia entry.
> Having used rubber cement extensively doing paste ups for graphic designs
> in
> the pre-computer days, I don't think I will go that route.  I like the idea
> of the polyester double stick tape, since it is probably less reactive with
> both the lacquer and the (no doubt) acidic paper label.  Unfortunately,
> since the label is torn and yet still partially attached, there would be no
> way to secure the label using double stick tape without some part of it
> being at risk for catching and tearing.  The torn edge is just too
> irregular
> to conform to double stick tape.
> If anyone can suggest a glue that would not damage either surface, I would
> be grateful.  I imagine this is not a rare problem for archivists, given
> the
> number of instantaneous lacquers I have found with either loose labels or
> missing labels.  In the short term, I will just store it in a paper sleeve
> without a center hole, until I can get around to cleaning it.
> Best wishes, Mark

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