Shellac records

There are several shellac records available in the museum fund, which are playable and undamaged.

Shellac records are the predecessors of vinyl records and their main disadvantage was their fragility.

For this reason, too, frequent manipulation with them leads to certain losses, since they often break.

A standard shellac record can be rotated at the now unusual speed of 78 rotations per minute.

The museum collections contain records from 24 manufacturers, in our case most records from

native supraphone originate. But there is no lack of records from manufacturers such as Homocord, Kristall, La Cigale,

or Parlophone and Societa Italiana di Fonotipia.

Shellac records from the museum fund     home