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 Post subject: Victor Record Thickness
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Victor I
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Sorting through records this weekend, I noticed that my Grand Prize labels were somewhat thicker than the patent and batwing labels, and even my one Monarch label record, recorded in '03 and probably produced in '04.

I know having just one of these doesn't make it a really reliable comparison, but the patents and batwing are consistently less thick. Was there a difference in composition, or just a change in the amount of material?
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Record Thickness
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:32 pm 
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They probably used whatever amount that was needed to set up properly in the record presses in the pressing plant. Composition of shellac unlikely to be causing the difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Record Thickness
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm 
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Ah, I see. Thanks for the information.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Record Thickness
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I found that the pre-Dog Monarchs in the 3000 series are thicker than the later Patents and Wing label Victors.edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Record Thickness
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Mine is in the later 2000 series (2614), so I wonder if that might tell us about when they switched to different pressing machines.
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