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February 02, 2007

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skiprooney

I used to collect 78s and had a couple of Pathes. I didn't have those recommended needles, just the usual steel, so they sounded like shit.

Henry Lowengard

And speaking of Demo records, I have the Columbia Record's special demonstration double disk: Yes! recordings pressed on BOTH sides of the record!
"To owners of talking machines; your dealer is authorized to give you this Columbia double-disk record free of charges except the incidental costs of packing and delivery"

Bill

They should have patented that two sided disc.

Shiffy1948

FYI there are two different Columbia double disk 80 rpms. One has an unusally large diameter label on one side of the disk and conventional size on the flip side. The second disk has two conventionally sized labels. If I'm recalling correctly, the voice of the speaker on the announced side of the latter strongly resembles that of Dudley Doo-right. With that thought in mind , it's a doubly entertaining anachronism.

When comparing the quality of Pathe and Columbia disks, remember that they were very different formats. The former did not use "needles". Their very wide grooves were played with sapphire spheres attached to the ends of shanks that to a naked eye, resembles a needle. The grooves on such disks were vertically cut: the undulations of the grooves are up & down, NOT lateral as are most disks, be they "78s", & if mono, 45s & mono LPS. The unusally thick Edison 'Diamond Disk' "80s" Re-creations were also vertical (aka hill & dale)cut but have much narrower grooves & intended to be played with DIAMOND styli. 'Some original acoustic phonographs had mechancial adaptors to play LATERAL and VERTICAL disks. If even unworn ones are not played with suitable reproducers AND type of stylus, their sound will be unnecessarily noisy and distorted. Note also that some companies (to not violate patents) made 'compatible' disks that were diagonally modulated: they'd play in some compromised, mediocre quality on any acoustic machine.. A modern stereo cartridge, if equipped with an appropriately sized 7 shaped stylus can, with electronic manipulation optimumly play ANY of these grooves, including stereo ones.

Other early 10" dia. demos worth hearing are the Victor Orthophonic (electronically recorded) 78 promoting early (1920a) radio - phonograph combinations AND the 1931 33.33 "Long Playing Transcription". I don't know which type of grooves comprised the bird-beak method depicted on "The Flintstones" & wonder if Hannah or Barbera ever contemplated the point (pun intended).

Other early 10" dia. demos worth hearing are the Victor Orthophonic (electronically recorded) 78 promoting early (1920a) radio - phonograph combinations AND the 1931 33.33 "Long Playing Transcription".

Gary Los Angeles

Quite interesting and fascinating - Thankyou!!!!

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