Production and packaging of music phonograph records by RCA Corporation in the United States
United States USA Date:1956 Duration:8 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Phonograph music records, in long play and 45rpm form, being produced, inspected, verified, packaged, and shipped at a RCA Corporation production facility in the United States. Engineer works to create first pressing a long play record album. Shows granular vinyl used, creation of liquid vinyl ready for molding, and pressing of vinyl to create phonograph record pressing on pressing machine. Engineer delivers the first pressing to other employees in charge of quality inspections, including visual inspections and audio playback. After approval, mass production pressing begins for the record. View of factory and processes for pressing records. Packaging process underway. Shows large punch card machines being used for managing shipment information and shipment quantities. Staff in shipping area involved in final packaging, boxing, and shipment of vinyl phonograph records. Also scenes of reel-to-reel tape duplication machines operating in mass production of tape recordings. Montage of scenes showing many vinyl records of the 1950s under the RCA label. View of Maestro Charles Munch conducting orchestra. View of a phonograph record player turntable turning, and playing a RCA vinyl record.
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