St. Luke's Collection
St. Luke's Collection

The St. Luke's Methodist Collection arrived in a very heavy metal box.

Opening the Box
Opening the Box

When the box was opened there was piece of paper with the title, "Ground Breaking Ceremonies"

Close-up
Close-up

After 2 hours of drying time, the disc was inspected and placed on the player. This is a closeup of that.

St. Luke's Collection
St. Luke's Collection

The St. Luke's Methodist Collection arrived in a very heavy metal box.

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St. Luke's Collection

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behind the scenes

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May 5, 1947
May 5, 1947

Environmental controls such as humidity, heat, cold, and improper storage causes the paper sleeves to bond to the lacquer as well as the palmitic acid

May 5, 1947
May 5, 1947

Removing the paper should be slow and methodical not to pull lacquer or damage grooves further. The key is to brush a light film of mineral oil onto the paper, wait and then easily remove paper from disc.

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

Side view of the acide build up combined with possible mold througout grooves.

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

Another view to show damage

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

Close up of non-grooved areas.

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

This disc was rinsed with distilled water and vinegar mix, applied and removed quickly to not damage lacquer. As you can see this method is not effective.

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

After vinegar method and rinse, the full OHS method was applied to clean the disc.

May 6, 1947
May 6, 1947

View of cleaned disc

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