I should be crazy! I bought a broken record…

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I should be crazy! I bought a broken record…

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Last Sunday, I went to several flea-markets looking desperately for anything phonograph related and, finally, found one broken record!
Well, broken or not, a 50cm Pathé record is still nice for display.
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It should have been an interesting record song by Vaquet “Plus près de toi mon Dieu” (Nearer, My God, to Thee).

Is there a way to prevent the record to fall in pieces?

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Re: I should be crazy! I bought a broken record…

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I posted this in 2012 about fixing cracked records and it has always worked well for me...
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I'm jealous... :mrgreen: I have been looking for one of those for years...
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Re: I should be crazy! I bought a broken record…

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phonodesbois wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:34 am Last Sunday, I went to several flea-markets looking desperately for anything phonograph related and, finally, found one broken record!
Well, broken or not, a 50cm Pathé record is still nice for display.
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It should have been an interesting record song by Vaquet “Plus près de toi mon Dieu” (Nearer, My God, to Thee).

Is there a way to prevent the record to fall in pieces?
The BEST is Captain Tolley's creeping crack cure , repair is stronger than the original record , test it break a record , fix it and break it again breaks in a different place ! :D And you only need a drop on the outside creeps along the crack and seals as it goes and dries 1 Wonderful ! :D all you need is to clamp the outside edge of the crack to ensure the record seals flat :D

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Post by Inigo »

Nice, thanks Mike!
I used to fix the crack at the record edge, usually this is enough. Warped records are more difficult.
Others I've repaired with drops of super glue along the crack, on both sides. Let it dry and after that I go carefully with a steel needle removing the surplus glue from the grooves, but this method usually spoils the crack edges and the grooves. The record stays safe, but the click on going through the crack is more audible than the crack itself alone. Finally I quit doing that.
I've also bought broken records, those very interesting which are almost given away because of the crack. If the crack is clean, you fix the crack at the record edge only, and it works perfectly.
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That's a great record to own, congratulations on finding it :clover:

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