Stand: 12. Mai 2005
Die Methode, Schallplatten durch Punktförmige Absaugung durch eine (PTFE-)Düse und eine Vacuum-Pumpe zu reinigen, geht auf Percy Wilson (den Herausgeber des "Gramophone Magazine") in den 60er Jahren zurück - der einige grundlegende Artikel zum Thema veröffentlichte und einen Prototyp der Öffentlichkeit vorführte.
Maschinen, die auf dieser Idee beruhen, werden von zwei verschiedenen britschen Firmen gebaut: http://www.smartdev.com/tale.html
Die Lori verzichtet dabei auf einen motorischen Fadenvorschub (was kein Problem ist), Pumpen und Behälter für die Waschflüssigkeit (was etwas weniger komfortabel ist), und auf eine am Gerät montierte Reinigunsbürste (was bei dem Preis unverständlich ist, da man nach ein par Platten einen Krampf in der (linken) Hand bekommt und auch kaum ermöglicht, den "Flohmarkt-Problemfällen" Zeit zu geben, das sich der Dreck durch Flüssigkeit und Rotation unter der Bürste langsam lösen kann).
see Percy Wilsons "Gramophone Handbook", Methuen
1957, pp. 110 'Washing Records'
It was at Maidenhead that he first saw an idea by the then editor of 'Gramophone'
Only 5 were made, before they went into liquidation.
The suppliers and staff suggested that Keith form his own company and take over the products.
Meanwhile, Keith bought out a company who were making the tone arms and TCL's and in the new factory took over production of the Record Cleaning Machine.
Sales increased and the Company appointed agents to most markets in the Audio World.
"The idea behind the Loricraft PRC isn't really new-and Terry
O'Sullivan, who owns and operates Garrard/Loricraft, acknowledges this and gives
full credit to his forebears. In particular, the late
A bit of history . . .
The PRC3 is based on the work of the late , Technical Editor of the Gramophone Magazine in England. The prototype (hand made) machine was demonstrated at the Buxton Hi-fi show in the 1960's and drew quite a bit of attention for it's ability to thoroughly clean a record. This scheme has since been used by two companies in similar products.
Q. I know of another record cleaning machine (also made in the U.K.) that is almost three times the price of the Loricraft. Does it do a better job?
A. Both the Loricraft and the
and the (relatively) more sanely priced, British-made Loricraft at $1800. Themachine has often been heralded as the best record cleaning device ever produced, but since it is no longer available, the Loricraft PRC-3F, which is based upon the , may be the best record cleaning machine you can buy.
Themachine dates back to the 60s (I've asked this question before—where has all the progress gone?), when , British Grammophone magazine editor at the time, showed the public a working prototype of this now classic design.
Thus we come to the Loricraft. This unit's cleaning mechanism is based on a prototype first produced in the 60's bywho was a technical editor for Grammophone Magazine. Unlike most other machines which use a high vacuum motor with a brush that covers the entire surface of the record, but does not extend down into the grooves,....
Record Cleaner - Our commitment to vinyl reproduction is shown by the development of thePRC2, Professional Record Cleaner, which has been shipped direct to enthusiasts and businesses all over the world. It is based on the original design developed and used at the BBC record library. We have also developed a more compact version which utilise the same basic design principles and cleaning effectiveness - the PRC3.