[Dixielandjazz] Shellac

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Sun Dec 4 15:53:45 PST 2005

Brian Harvey writes:

> Mr. Ringwald said ....."or was
> acetate the hard material that most 78s were made out of?"
> No - 78s were pressed into was shellac of various grades.
> Most LPs are - I think - acetate or a mix of it. The quality and
> flexibility
> vary according to the purity of the mix and the heat history of the
> granules.
> Most flexible records of the type that the Beatles fan club put out -
> appeared to be some sort of soft coating like cellophane over a card base.

Bob Ringwald answers:

But remember, the particular  recording I am speaking of was issued in 1939.
I still suspect that it was thin metal coated with acetate.

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