I started cutting lacquers back in 1972
Walter Gibbons. He and I started Melting Pot Sound, a dub plate disc recording service for DJ's.
Long after many years, I decided to give up the business in 1986 to go into the NEON sign business and sold my lathe on consignment to Robert S. Cosulich of TRANSCO PRODUCTS CORP in Linden, NJ. There it was used to do lacquer quality control test cuts.
The Neumann cutting lathe and the HAECO SC-1 cutting head was the one used to cut The Misfits first 45 7 inch disc "Cough Cool", wound up in The Wakefield section of The Bronx, NY. then at TRANSCO CORP. Last thing I heard in 2015 it was sold to someone in Japan. I purchased this record cutting lathe in 1972 from A&R recording studios in New York.
I called my studio, "SPECTRUM SOUND", 1974-1977, At the same time, I was working at Variety Recording Studios with Fred Vargas In 1980 I worked with Herb Abramson at A1-Sound Studios and Flowers Mastering, at 750 8th Ave. New York,NY 10036. Located in the same building as the RGH Record pressing plant owned by George S. Srolovits
I manufacture both record embossing /cutting styli and random sizes of disc records. Located in New York City, headed by record cutting engineer Rich Flores, known for cutting The Misfits first 45 vinyl, "Cough Cool" in 1977 manufactured at The Romaba pressing plant.
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Lathe used to do test cuts at AlliedRecording Products, Then at TRANSCO
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