Pat Chastain and the 45's....it's a respect thing!

 

Pat Chastain (creator of the Dan Wakefield Park) told me one day that he was willing to clean and catalog all the 45's in the classic Red Key Tavern's Jukebox, because, they are from Russ Settle's original collection and it's extremely important to the history of the Red Key.  And Russ had great taste in music. Jim Settle said COOL and so he did. Here are the photographs taken in his kitchen to document some of the process.

 

 

The documentation takes time.
The documentation takes time.

Pat cataloged everything. Amazing.

Erasers used to clean the lables.
Erasers used to clean the lables.

Nicotine.....dust....and nicotine!

It took several erasers.
It took several erasers.
The stylus...
The stylus...

There is a new stylus the box now... 'cause this one had performed well for many years through the smoky atmosphere of the Key through the nicotine years..

This is how dirty they were!
This is how dirty they were!

Holding back the true sounds of the great artists in this Jukebox. They sound amazing now!

Hand cleaning the lables
Hand cleaning the lables

Nicotine!

Years of wear-this dirt has history!
Years of wear-this dirt has history!
What music did you listen to Pat...
What music did you listen to Pat...

while you spent a week cleaning the classic Settle Collection?

This is the rag...
This is the rag...

that Pat had under the 45's as he cleaned the labels. Wow!

Loading the 45's
Loading the 45's

Each one is done individually. Time....time....time....thanks for doing this Pat.

The cleaning machine...
The cleaning machine...

...one at a time!

The machine that made them whole.
The machine that made them whole.
Cleaning for 5 or 8 min per 45.
Cleaning for 5 or 8 min per 45.

Thanks again Pat.

Before 400X micro image of record
Before 400X micro image of record
After 400X micro image of record
After 400X micro image of record