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From Monday to Friday, from 05:00 to 05:20

Any flat disc record, made between about 1898 and the late 1950s and playing at a speed around 78 revolutions per minute is called a "78" by collectors. The materials of which discs were made and with which they were coated were also various; shellac eventually became the commonest material. Generally 78s are made of a brittle material which uses a shellac resin (thus their other name is shellac records). 78s come in a variety of sizes, the most common being 10 and 12 inch. Earliest speeds of rotation varied widely, but by 1910 most records were recorded at about 78 to 80 rpm. In 1925, 78.26 rpm was chosen as a standard for motorized phonographs, because it was suitable for most existing records, and was easily achieved using a standard 3600-rpm motor and 46-tooth gear (78.26 = 3600/46). Thus these records became known as 78s. 

We love vinyl. Especially old vinyl. Join us for music from way back when. A celebration of a great lady and the music she loved. Grandma's 78s. Sundays from 10 until Noon.

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