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 Post subject: Interesting article from 1920
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:38 pm 
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I was browsing Newspapers.com and found this article from March of 1920 about records that were sealed and (supposedly if something didn't happen to them) will be opened next year. Article also mentions film preservation, and as many of us know many films from this time period are now lost forever. What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting article from 1920
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Okay, WHERE ARE THOSE RECORDS!!!

Cool article, though. And I must say the "artists of 1920" did a fine job, in most cases.


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The writer acknowledges the possibility that the films of 1920 might "dim with the process of years", but had no way of knowing how the nitrate film stock would degrade and become dangerously combustible.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting article from 1920
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epigramophone wrote:
The writer acknowledges the possibility that the films of 1920 might "dim with the process of years", but had no way of knowing how the nitrate film stock would degrade and become dangerously combustible.


Shellac records are more resilient, but if the ones mentioned in the article were kept in some damp attic there will be not much left to be heard.

The cylinders had a similar fate to nitrate films, being breeding grounds for soap-eating fungii that destroyed most of them. Even the celulloid ones have the weakness of the mechanical stress of the different materials between playing surface and the rigid liner (Blue amberols and indestructibles tend to break if exposed to less than stable environment)


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting article from 1920
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 am 
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
Okay, WHERE ARE THOSE RECORDS!!!


They must be in Salina Kansas!


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