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Re: [ARSCLIST] Current LP pressing plants in operation

Hi Matt

I posted a link to Peter's site last week.  After reading the PDF you posted
I would like to clarify one thing.

"King Records is now the sole remaining record-cutting facility still
operating in New Zealand. This is, ironically, due to the foolish and
infamous disposal of Radio NZ's pressing machines into the Cook Strait in
the late '70s".

The pressing machines were not Radio New Zealand's that ended up in Cook
Strait.  As urban legend has it, they were infact the presses from EMI's
pressing plant located in Lower Hutt, just north of Wellington, which closed
its doors suddenly in the early 1980's.


A kiwi :-)

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Matt Sohn <mahatma57@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Here is the current list. JTS in the UK has not answered a couple of
>> e-mails. I do not believe they press vinyl, based on their website. They do
>> master and perhaps do plating in-house. I will ping them again and see if I
>> can get the facts first-hand.
>> Everyone else on this list is a confirmed pressing plant. The other one in
>> the UK that was unconfirmed does not manufacture in-house.
>> -- Tom Fine
> I guess thhis guy wouldn't fit the criterion, but you might find him
> interesting nonetheless, a guy in New Zealand who cuts individual discs on
> four modified lathes, runs as small as 20:
> Peter King Record Manufacturing, 35 Comyns St., Mt Somers 1 RD, Ashburton,
> South Island,
> New Zealand, Phone/Fax: 64 3 303 9755, Cell phone: 64 25 623 5389
> He has no personal web presence, but here is a link to his rate sheet:
> http://home.comcast.net/~cassetto/kingrates.html
> and an article from TapeOp on his operation:
> http://tapeop.com/magazine/bonuspdfs/peterking.pdf
> -Matt Sohn

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