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Spool Flange Materials
By Matthew Caulfield

Speaking of spool flanges (but not aluminum), I was told (I think by
someone at QRS) that roll manufacturers used to grind up old black
shellac phonograph records and form the resulting powder in an
injection-molding press into the spool flanges that are most commonly
found on old rolls.  Recycling is not all that new.

Matthew Caulfield

 [ Interesting thought, but wasn't shellac used for records, and
 [ Bakelite for flanges?  Is Bakelite related to shellac? -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 22 Apr 1998, 03:57:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Flange, Materials, Spool

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