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    Posted 11 years ago

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    These are very beautiful cabinet machines, it will play lateral and vertical cut records. Cabinet looks to made of mahogany with lower record storage and a drawer to store reproducers and accessories.

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    1. andre, 11 years ago
      how much was it and where can i get one?
    2. Saxymojo Saxymojo, 11 years ago
      Hi, They are worth around $3 to 4K depends on condition, that will also depends on where you live. They are cheaper in the US. The Grand is fairly hard to find but not impossible, keep a watch on ebay.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 11 years ago
      What do you mean lateral & verticle cut records? And If you could answer a question - If anyone knows - what is the BEST way to ship 78s? I have a HUGE collection of really rare pre WWI Russian records.
    4. Saxymojo Saxymojo, 11 years ago
      Lateral, cut side to side. Vertical, cut up and down.

      Lateral Cut recording
      (alternatively known as "Needle Cut").
      Your common acoustic Victors, Columbias, and similar labels were lateral cut recordings. Pathé also produced a "Needle Cut" record of the lateral variety. This type of record was designed to be played with a steel or "Fibre" (generally made from bamboo) needle. This became the dominant method of recording for commercial consumer purposes. Record composition (shellac and abrasive filler) remained virtually the same in most instances until the early 1930's.

      Vertical Cut
      (Often called 'Hill and Dale' recordings in popular vernacular)
      The most common labels of this method are Edison Diamond Discs and Pathé. Vertical cut recordings were generally reproduced using a special diamond or sapphire stylus. There were a number of labels that issued records in the vertical format such as Gennett, Starr, and Brunswick, just to name a few.

      Commercial Cylinder recordings were recorded using the vertical method.

      Edison Diamond Discs were composed of a "Condensite" (a thermoplastic similar to Bakelite) on a wood flour core. Pathés were essentially shellac (like common lateral cut records of the day) but without an abrasive filler.

      Shipping records? pack them in between stiff cardboard and in a larger box with a lot of soft padding. I find it safer to pack several records together with stiff cardboard between them and taped tightly together, this will give them thickness and strength.


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