[78-L] Lead-in groove mystery
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Aug 30 19:38:12 PDT 2014
No, these occur on original VT and Tater Head pressings. I've had a number of them.
On 8/30/2014 10:32 PM, jsalerno at earthlink.net wrote:
> Perhaps this is a later pressing and the lead in groove was added? Seems
> hard to explain why the potato head label is still present.
> I don't have a book that details the history of Columbia labels.
> Joe Salerno
> On 8/30/2014 9:18 PM, Gary Herzenstiel wrote:
>> 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 doubt.
>> Thanks. Gary H
>> (more label scans than anyone should have - adds your scans!)
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