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RE: throw away society

Well, that would certainly explain the greater weight and thickness of these old mono albums!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 21 Nov 2003 18:12:17 -0500

>Pam, if I remember right, the older albums were made from bakelite (sp?)
>rather than vinyl.  I have some that go back to Santa Bill's grandfather's
>old Victrola.  (We still have that, too.)  I wouldn't play vinyl on the
>Victrola for fear of tearing up the vinyl.  The old bakelite albums were
>also very brittle and broke easily.  
>I remember when I was little and vinyl was replacing bakelite, mother would
>take any of the broken or no longer used bakelite albums and set them in the
>oven to soften them.  She shaped them into all sorts of pretty shapes and
>painted them.  Most became bowls for fruit or catch alls, but it sure was
>fun to watch her!
>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 10:38 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society
>I still have some albums and a record player. Some in mono too. The
>original recording of the Sound of Music and West Side Story are mono.
>Those albums are heavier than the newer ones too. Wonder why.
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Thu, 20 Nov 2003 21:44:43 EST
>>In a message dated 11/20/2003 8:24:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>>mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com writes:
>>> Annoys me no end that they are phasing out something that works
>>> perfectly well -
>>Like LPs. Even audio tapes are becoming obsolete and replaced by CDs.  I 
>>wanted to make some tapes for my new grandson from favorite old records,
>but my 
>>son tells me they don't even have a tape player any more - it's all CDs.  I
>>guess it shows my age that I still have a record player - and even a few
>old 78s.  
>>I guess my large collection of LPs may be collectibles, and I was planning
>>make tapes of some of the favorites, but if everything has to be on CD 
>>nowadays, what's the use. Auralie
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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