[78-L] Flexo Record questions

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Mar 14 13:14:47 PDT 2014

They did indeed do vanity records, radio transcriptions (imagine a 
16-incher..I've transferred one), promos, giveaways, and I don't think the 
steel needle did that much damage. Warped edges are more of a problem.


On 3/14/2014 4:08 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
> Just acquired my first Flexo Record. This is a 10" record "Recorded and
> Produced by UNITY SCHOOL OF CHRISTIANITY (Record Dept.) 917 Tracy,
> Kansas City, Mo.
> Original sleeve too, although it is torn. "Play With New Steel Needle"
> it says, and "Keep Record Lying Flat"
> 406-A is A MESSAGE OF JOY In My Neighbor's Garden (Nevin) Piano
> Interpretation by Mrs. Arthur Comstock. 406-B, by the same performer, is
> A MESSAGE OF PEACE Adagio from Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven)
> I haven't played it yet.
> Is this a vanity record? Why produce a vanity record as a Flexo instead
> of the usual shellac? I assume this is not breakable, and has a  quieter
> surface. Other advantages?
> Would a steel needle not wear out such a record? It certainly is soft,
> and  apparently warpable, hence the admonition to keep it lying flat. It
> also is translucent, reminds me of a lacquer, except there is no base.
> I have a hard time imagining that such a record would survive long under
> a steel needle.
> Joe Salerno
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