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 Post subject: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:23 pm 
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Victor O
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It seems like I find far more moldy Columbia wax cylinders than comparable Edison wax cylinders. Does this have any basis? I was wondering about the differences in the wax formula that Columbia used versus Edison, and if perhaps Columbia cylinders were inferior in some ways. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Victor IV
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I can't speak to the wax composition, but in my experience Columbia cylinders are definitely more prone to mold than Edison.


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 Post subject: Re: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:21 am 
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If I remember correctly,Columbia used a different formula for their wax than Edison.That'd be why Columbias have more of a tendency to mold than the Edisons.edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:34 pm 
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and Busy Bee's seem to be even worse, although you would think they should be the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:40 pm 
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Victor III
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Personally, I haven't noticed any real difference to that as the Edison 2-minutes (with the exception of the later ones) are also heavily prone to develop mold. I think a good part is owed to the fact of boxes with tighter lids, such as the European style Edison boxes, which tend to provide a better micro climate than the US Edison boxes.

However, there does seem to be a strong emphasis with Pathé cylinders, which I rarely encounter without any signs of mold.


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 Post subject: Re: Are Columbia cylinders more prone to mold growth?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Victor III
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Why else do you think that they call them Gold "Molded"...!!!!!! Hehehehehehehe.....Sorry, But I couldn't resist....! :lol:


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Tony K.

Edison Collector/Restorer


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