[78-L] Pressing 10" metal mothers to vinyl

Martin Fisher Martin.Fisher at mtsu.edu.invalid
Mon Jan 7 14:08:08 PST 2019

Welcome to 1979 Studios here in Nashville, has their own plating plant in house.  I know they can plate lacquers for negative metal parts.  You might try them.  



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From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com <78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com> On Behalf Of Dustin Wittmann
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2019 1:14 PM
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Subject: [78-L] Pressing 10" metal mothers to vinyl


I have acquired a few 10" metal mothers made by Okeh in the late 20s and am looking into getting them pressed to vinyl. Please let me know if you have information on either of the following:

1) Internal contacts at Sony Music Licensing to expedite the process of acquiring a master license for a small pressing run (hopefully not too controversial or expensive being that these have zero commercial value to them at this point 90 years after the fact and nobody would be interested in them but hardcore 78 collectors, who already have the recordings in other formats). They seem to be very slow to respond.

2) Information on who, if anyone has the capability to make stampers from 10" mothers--it seems current mothers for 10" records are larger and of a different format. '20s Okeh mothers are around 10" in diameter and made of copper. Some, but not all, are nickel-plated. I've already talked to Don Wilson about this and am keeping him in mind.


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