[Dixielandjazz] acetate or Cardboard

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Sun Dec 4 12:37:03 PST 2005


I have an argument going, well not exactly an argument, a friendly 
discussion, with Mad Dawg.  He claims the material that the Bing Crosby out 
take would have been pressed on is cardboard with some sort of plastic 
coating like what home made records were made of back in the 50s.  I 
remember those as my parents had one of those turntables.

As I remember, the flexible 78 that my grandmother had was more like a LP. 
I don't think it was cardboard but it could have been as Mad Dawg says, 
cardboard with a coating of something.
In an post from Bill Haussler, who also had that recording, Bill says it was 
acetate.  Is acetate, cardboard?  Or what they make LPs out of?  or was 
acetate the hard material that most 78s were made out of?

--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
The Fulton Street Jazz Band
The Boondockers (Jazz and Comedy)

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