[78-L] Approximating 78s age by physical characteristics

Milan Milovanovic milanpmilovanovic4 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 07:06:27 PST 2013

Consider including raised blank outside area on some early pressings. Think 
they used it to block needle slippage from the beginning of record. The same 
method used for inside area with no locked and lead-out groove - raised 
portion of the record used as for later transferred into locked groove.

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> On 03/03/13 23:10, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:
>> I can't add much to this, but it should be noted that many of the
>> groove additions came with the invention of automatic changers. The
>> change in labels had to do with the manufacturing process. The
>> beginning of the electrical era had something to do with some of these
>> changes. Before electrical recording, there were electrically driven
>> platters. Someone more in the know might tell us if there was a
>> workable changer in the acoustic era. It would have been a challenge
>> due to the heftiness of the arm, but people could be pretty imaginative.
> I was wondering also, if changers existed before lead-in grooves. It
> seems a key addition to a record, else you risk the needle just sitting
> floating on the leading edge of the record (or did they bias the arm to
> always swing inward when there was no groove?).
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