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[ARSCLIST] Instant Recording Discs, was Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Gunk

Thanks to everyone who responded to my record "gunk," er, palmitic acid question. After careful examination of the surface, I went the Windex and distilled water route, with very good success. The disc cleaned right up, does not have any flaking, and, 24 hours after cleaning, does not seem to have suffered any ill effects.

Now, I find we can't play this disc (along with about a half dozen others that appear to be instant recordings from NBC news) because the hole drilled in the middle is too small to fit our turntables. Since I don't know the proper term for the pin in the middle of the platter (and since none of the dozen or so audiophile pages I've read on turntables mentions it), it's really hard to find information about what to do. Again, advice from those in the know will be gratefully accepted.


Christie Peterson
Project Archivist, Muskie Archives & Special Collections
Bates College
70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
(t) 207-753-6918
(f) 207-755-5911

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