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This past weekend I acquired a box of assorted gramophone paraphernalia, including a couple of packets of Peter Grey "Kacti" thorn needles. In one of the packs was this curious advert for a GREYCO record "dressing."

Anyone come across this mysterious liquid?
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HMVDevotee wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:39 am This past weekend I acquired a box of assorted gramophone paraphernalia, including a couple of packets of Peter Grey "Kacti" thorn needles. In one of the packs was this curious advert for a GREYCO record "dressing."

Anyone come across this mysterious liquid?
We had similar products over here in the UK.

I have some in my collection called 'Glissoline'. Records are vastly improved and last for-ever .......... apparently.

One amount sold with lots of special needles. Looks like a special wax is one ingredient.

I must try it sometime.

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EMG sold a waxy product, Davey Record Dressing - mid right of the "EMG Collection" photo on this page of Chunny's website: http://www.gramophonemuseum.com/emg-accessories.html In front of the little carton is the stick and its cover. The 'dry lubricant' was graphite - effective but horribly messy, as discussed in other threads here on the forum!

But the Peter Grey product seems to be some kind of liquid, since it came in a bottle. Presumably not an ordinary oil, with the instruction to let it dry... Anyone any ideas?

Many thanks indeed for sharing this leaflet, I've never seen it before!
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Orchorsol wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:11 pm EMG sold a waxy product, Davey Record Dressing - mid right of the "EMG Collection" photo on this page of Chunny's website: http://www.gramophonemuseum.com/emg-accessories.html In front of the little carton is the stick and its cover. The 'dry lubricant' was graphite - effective but horribly messy, as discussed in other threads here on the forum!

But the Peter Grey product seems to be some kind of liquid, since it came in a bottle. Presumably not an ordinary oil, with the instruction to let it dry... Anyone any ideas?

Many thanks indeed for sharing this leaflet, I've never seen it before!

Interesting point.
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Here's another Davey Record Dressing.
It appears the box they came in went through a colour change at some stage.
Interesting they put a little label on the end cap featuring an EMG.
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Orchorsol wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:11 pm EMG sold a waxy product, Davey Record Dressing - mid right of the "EMG Collection" photo on this page of Chunny's website: http://www.gramophonemuseum.com/emg-accessories.html In front of the little carton is the stick and its cover. The 'dry lubricant' was graphite - effective but horribly messy, as discussed in other threads here on the forum!

But the Peter Grey product seems to be some kind of liquid, since it came in a bottle. Presumably not an ordinary oil, with the instruction to let it dry... Anyone any ideas?

Many thanks indeed for sharing this leaflet, I've never seen it before!
Oh, I have the answer you are seeking.

A patent by the very person behind Glissoline describing how such treatments can be kept in solution no less ! So probably the same with Greyco.

I must admit, that for some time now I have been tempted to send off samples of my Glissoline for analysis. I will let you know the outcome.

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/ ... n%20record
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Pathé in France also commercialized a record smoother. They claimed it would reduce wear and prevent the sapphire from gliding over its surface. I have a can of it, it looks like black wax, but I never bothered to try it on a record. It is probably as effective as passing a candle over the record surface, it indeed reduces friction somewhat, although once it is applied it is hard to remove.

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