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[ARSCLIST] Record Gunk
We have a 33 1/3 rpm record from 1958 with what can only be described as
white gunk all over the surface. I'm looking for diagnoses and/or
advice about what to do with it (other than don't play it, which is
impossible in its current condition anyhow).
I've posted pictures here:
We rubbed a small amount of the stuff off from the blank surface near
the label (visible in the pictures). It came off fairly easily, and had
a waxy texture.
This disc has been stored alongside a number of others that are all
fine, so I'm guessing this is something to do with the initial
manufacturing process, but not sure. Based on the label, I wouldn't be
surprised if this was some sort of instantaneous recording disc.
Project Archivist, Muskie Archives & Special Collections
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Lewiston, ME 04240-6018