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Hello Eric, 

I receive original metal parts from Victor and Columbia catalog
regularly from their vault for remastering jobs.  Much of it still
exists, but condition varies from pristine to unplayable.  If you are
looking to press new 78's from them, the biggest issue is getting the
plates that fit their format.  Those were all destroyed at the
manufacturing plant and as far as my inquiries have gone, no one has the
knowledge how to make new ones for modern pressing facilities.  If you
wish to license, email me directly and I can get you in touch with the
correct people at Sony. 

Best, 

Andreas 

On 2021-04-06 06:57, ERIC BYRON wrote:

> Jay,
> Thank you.  I greatly appreciate your help.
> Eric
> On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 07:47:49 AM EDT, Jay Bruder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  
> 
> Here is a part of the answer from Allan Sutton's blog post.
> 
> https://78records.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/tales-from-the-vault-the-unauthorized-columbia-vinyl-pressings-1960/
> 
> Given the money and necessary permissions you can certainly make records from old metal parts if they are still in decent condition.
> 
> Jay
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of ERIC BYRON
> Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] [78-L] What happened to Columbia's masters and the masters from some of the other companies? Could they still be used?
> 
> I know many of Victor's masters were destroyed when Victor demolishedits Camden warehouse.  Does anybody know what happened to Columbia'smasters and the masters from some of the other companies?  If these masterswere found, would it still be possible to make recordings from them?
> 
> Take care,
> 
> Eric