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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Victor V
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Maybe the sleeves for the early vertical Okeh records said something about playing with a sapphire ball stylus.


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:06 pm 
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I certainly agree with Wolfe saying:
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the vertical Okeh's don't state anything about sapphire ball on the label, as far as I've seen. I'd be interested to see one if they exist.

However, as for the Okeh sleeves, I have three styles of early, and distinctly different ones --- each stating "Hill and dale cut. Play with either a sapphire or steel needle" . The first two sleeves pictured are similar, but slightly different --- note the differing font for the main OKEH name, the image of the native American, and the upper portions of the left and right decorative borders. The third and fourth sleeves shown are identical to each other, except for some of the information being obliterated on the later. I believe the first sleeve depicted predates the others.

When Okeh started to issue records with lateral-cut grooves, existing stocks of sleeves were overstamped and used. The sleeves on the right in both pictures are overstamped with "Lateral Cut" (x 2 and x 3, respectively), and with references to hill and dale cut as well as playing with either a sapphire or steel needle and the picture of the typical "vertical-cut" sound box position obliterated.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
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^ Explains some things. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:38 pm 
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I have a number of one-sided Aeolian/Vocalion red records. Are they vertical or lateral? Thanks, Roy


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Aeolion Vocalion entered the record market in mid-1918 and wasn't producing vertical records after about 1920. So, they'd fall within that short window of time if they are.

Here's a vid (not mine) of an early vertical disc, as you can see, it's black.

https://youtu.be/iI7p4xxFfic


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Pathé Logical wrote:
I certainly agree with Wolfe saying:
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the vertical Okeh's don't state anything about sapphire ball on the label, as far as I've seen. I'd be interested to see one if they exist.

However, as for the Okeh sleeves, I have three styles of early, and distinctly different ones --- each stating "Hill and dale cut. Play with either a sapphire or steel needle" . The first two sleeves pictured are similar, but slightly different --- note the differing font for the main OKEH name, the image of the native American, and the upper portions of the left and right decorative borders. The third and fourth sleeves shown are identical to each other, except for some of the information being obliterated on the later. I believe the first sleeve depicted predates the others.

When Okeh started to issue records with lateral-cut grooves, existing stocks of sleeves were overstamped and used. The sleeves on the right in both pictures are overstamped with "Lateral Cut" (x 2 and x 3, respectively), and with references to hill and dale cut as well as playing with either a sapphire or steel needle and the picture of the typical "vertical-cut" sound box position obliterated.

Bob


May have to try a sapphire: when I tried to play the one Okeh vertical I have (with a Jewel adapter set to vertical on my C-250) with a steel needle, I immediately saw the grooves being damaged, and took the needle off.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Vertical cut records
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Here's a picture of the OKEH Lateral label.


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