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Re: Optical Scanner for Music Box Discs
By Robert Linnstaedt

Here's my method for recording organ barrels, adapted to discs:

1. Lay a piece of smooth paper (freezer paper waxed on one side is excellent).

2. Lay disk on paper, smooth (projectionless) side down.

3. Secure paper to disk with 3 pieces sticky tape.

4. Flip it and take a gentle "rubbing" using a very soft lead pencil, honed to a ROUNDED point (using sandpaper).

5. BEFORE separating paper & disk, examine rubbing to ensure that holes are well recorded.

6. Immediately after separating, write on the paper all the pertinent information from the disk, including make and size.

7. File it, photocopy, whatever.

8. Experiment. With a gentle hand and soft crayon, it may be quite possible to record the projections rather than the holes. Just be careful to get it properly "registered".


(Message sent Thu 8 Aug 1996, 13:15:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Box, Discs, Music, Optical, Scanner

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