Miracle Cleaning of Carleton College 78 Archive


Saving Tape Media Conversion is partnering with Carleton College in Northfield, MN to clean and convert a large archive of 16mm film and one-of-a-kind 78 transcription records from their historical archives. The 78 records arrived covered with palmitic acid residue. Our team formulated a chemical solution which removed the palmitic acid without harming the records. We’ve created this video to demonstrate the dramatic transformation from unplayable to pristinely clean. Following cleaning we transferred the audio to digital using a custom matched Rek-O-Kut archival stylus. The results are truly remarkable.


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