How vinyl records are made (1956)

Spotted on Boing Boing, an awesome video:

Here’s an excellent 1956 RCA Victor promotional documentary about how vinyl records are made. More than 50 years later, the basic process remains the same even as the number of pressing plants has dwindled, driving up the price of new platters.

As my friend Bones said:

Everyone involved is so well turned-out. You won’t see a lathe cutting engineer with a tie clip these days. The woman testing the metal mould is great, too. “She loves it.”

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How vinyl records are made (1956)