[78-L] Lead-in groove mystery
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Aug 30 19:30:54 PDT 2014
A number of 1930 Columbias have lead-ins. The distance from the locked groove
to the label seems to vary as well.
On 8/30/2014 10:29 PM, David Weiner wrote:
> Columbia did put lead-in grooves on a number of 1930 releases, but then
> dropped it until 1936..
> Dave Weiner
> On 8/30/14, 10:18 PM, "Gary Herzenstiel"<gherzens at comcast.net.invalid>
>> Hi, everyone.
>> I just picked up a Columbia Whiteman "potato head", numbered 2297-D with
>> matricies 150788-3 and 150789-3, both recorded on 10 September 1930. The
>> label looks like this one:
>> Oddly, it has a lead-in groove. It appears to be little wider than the
>> normal audio groove, spirals in at a normal rate and starts from the edge
>> of the record. This seems very early for a lead-in groove. Has anyone
>> done a survey of lead-in and run-out grooves? I was always told that
>> they were developed for the jukebox industry but this certainly casts
>> Thanks. Gary H
>> (more label scans than anyone should have - adds your scans!)
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