[AMRadio] 78 records


JACK C. SHUTT w9gt at verizon.net
Thu Jan 21 12:31:19 EST 2010


I haven't purchased any of the "thick" records for quite awhile, but used to get them for $5 or so.  I don't think they are particulary rare, but many have been ruined by playing on the wrong type of machine and scratching them up.
 
BTW Gary, Terry, K9FMX lives down the street from me.
 
73,  Jack, W9GT

--- On Thu, 1/21/10, Gary Schafer <garyschafer at comcast.net> wrote:


From: Gary Schafer <garyschafer at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 78 records
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 12:21 PM


Anyone know what the old "thick" records are worth these days?

73
Gary K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-
> bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of jon baker
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 7:19 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 78 records
> 
>      Larry,
>    The 80 RPM records were made for the Edison players, which
>   used a real diamond stylus. They are ruined by playing on
>   a Victor or other player with a steel "needle".
>    One of my Edison records was recorded by Thomas himself,
>   a plea for War Bonds during WW1.
>   Please save the "thick" ones for a real Edison machine.
>     Jon  AD5HR
> 
> --- On Wed, 1/20/10, Larry WA9VRH <wa9vrh at dishmail.net> wrote:
> 
> > From: Larry WA9VRH <wa9vrh at dishmail.net>
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 78 records
> > To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 8:17 PM
> > Hi Bob,
> >
> > Go ckeck out the local antique malls. We visit one in
> > Princeton Il about 50
> > miles North of Peoria that have tons of 78's.
> >
> > I am always looking for the 80 rpm's that are at least
> > twice as thick for
> > the windup phonographs.
> >
> > 73 Larry WA9VRH
> >
> > If you can't find any there is an antique place here in
> > Peoria that may have
> > some. I can stop by there on my way home one day.
> >
> > Larry
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bob Peters" <rwpeters at swbell.net>
> > To: "'AM'" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:10 PM
> > Subject: [AMRadio] 78 records
> >
> >
> > > Hi guys, Maybe a little off topic but I need a
> > > couple 78 records preferably big band type. I just
> > > got a nice am/sw radio and record player with a 15
> > > inch speaker  that is 4 feet tall and about 20
> > > inches wide. Had the turntable fixed and cartridge
> > > fixed so all is working and no records.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Very Best 73's,
> > >
> > > Bob W1PE
> > >
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