Saturday, December 05, 2009
Christmas 2009, Part 6--A Sommerfield Musical Card (1948), or, Operation: Save "Jingle Bells"
I took a photo of this gorgeous 1948 Christmas-card-with-record (78 rpm, of course), and then I dismantled it. Had to--it was the only way to actually hear the record, since getting it to track as-is was an impossible task. After removing the lean, clear-plastic disc, I attached it to an expandable 45 to flatten it-- see photo.
No, wait--I meant, an expendable 45, not expandable.
Now I had a playable disc.
And a fun disc it is, too: Jingle Bells (1948)--A Sommerfield Musical Card.
Hated to cut up the card, but I did save the face (minus the disc), which is the main part. No one said that preserving history didn't require sacrifices.
Operation: Save Jingle Bells was a resounding success. In closing, I would like to thank the following people (blah, blah, blah)....