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Re: arsclist Embossed discs

In a message dated 04/18/2002 12:38:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
mollyw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> Dear ARSC community:
>  I am wondering if any of you have much knowledge of or experience with
>  embossed discs. I am currently working on a paper for a graduate class at
>  the University of Texas at Austin (Basics of Audio Preservation and
>  Reformatting) and my topic is embossed discs (history, issues concerning,
>  etc.). Since there is little literature regarding my topic,
>  I would greatly appreciate being able to ask questions of anyone that has
>  dealt with or knows a bit about these. My experience is only with Gray
>  Audograph discs since we have several hundred of them in the archive at
>  which I work (Harry Ransom Center).
>  If you would be so kind as to assist me, you can contact me off of the
>  list at: mollyw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  Thank you,
>  Molly Wheeler
>  Student, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
>  University of Texas at Austin

While you are thinking about it, does anyone have any information about the 
Frank Rieber, Inc. Referencer Recording Equipment, "CGS" Constant Groove 
Speed system. The address was 11916 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, 
California, Telephone ARizona 56567.

It embosses on 12" dia. clear plastic discs using a variable speed turntable 
to record 30 minutes per side. The recordings were made in the mid 1940s.

I have the machine and about 25 recorded discs, but have been able to find 
nothing about the system.

Mike Csontos
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