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Records633 of 1121"Beatles Yesterday & Today " Record Album More late 1950's Rock & Roll 45's From the Thrift Store.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Flash1fitn…
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My dad had these sitting around in a closet, gave them to me.
I surprised Edison records don't hold much value.
Left to Right:
The Little Shawl of Blue #80725-L Allen McQuhae

Carolina Mammy #5119-R Paul Victorin's Orchestra

I'll take you Home Again, Kathleen #80391-R Venetian Instrumental Quartet

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    What you have there are called Edison Diamond Discs, they were produced from 1912 -1929 and actually turned at 80 rpm, not 78 rpm.
    They were made by laminating an early plastic called "Condensite varnish" over a blank (core) comprised of materials like woodflour, chalk, china clay, phenol resin, cotton flock, lamp black, gas black, and denatured alcohol. There is no shellac in Diamond Discs, as with many other 78's Yours appear to have paper labels, which means they were produced between 1921 and 1929. Please keep in mind that these records can only be played with a player equipped with a diamond stylus, a steel stylus will ruin the record. I would not attempt to clean them if I was you. Diamond Discs are very collectible, especially the early 50000 series, your 80000 series date from the 1920's.
  2. Flash1fitness Flash1fitness, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the update! 80 rpm wow! These were never cleaned, I learned over the years its not always good to clean or try to restore something. You can lose a great value on something old.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Glad I could help.
    I love your 1942 Philco radio, I had one just like it. Yours is in much better shape then mine was, very nice!
  4. Flash1fitness Flash1fitness, 3 years ago
    Yes, it is quite a radio, but now trying to get the radio it self to a reputable repair guy to upgrade it so that I can get rid of the buzz and static.
    and thanks again!

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