Other companies such as Voco also made picture discs for children. Red Raven Movie Records, introduced in , were a very unusual type of children's picture disc.
They featured a sequence of sixteen interwoven animation frames arrayed around the center and were to be played at 78 rpm on a turntable with a short spindle, on which a small sixteen-mirrored device, a variety of the praxinoscope , was placed.
Gazing into this as the record played, the user saw an endlessly repeating high-quality animated cartoon scene appropriate to the song.
Only the earliest Red Raven discs, which were of the coated cardboard type but reinforced with a metal rim and spindle hole grommet, were true picture discs. The more common later issues were larger "picture label discs" made of solid colored opaque, translucent or transparent plastic, with the recording in a band surrounding a very large label that carried the animation graphics.
In the s similar products were introduced in several countries under various brand names—Teddy in France and the Netherlands, Mamil Moviton in Italy, etc. Picture discs of the large and solid Victor-Vogue type were very rarely issued in the U. A new generation of picture discs appeared in the s. The first serious pictures discs, with acceptable but still inferior sound quality, were developed by Metronome Records GmbH, a subsidiary of Elektra Records.
These new picture discs were made by creating a five-layer lamination consisting of a core of black vinyl with kiln-dried paper decals on either side and then outer skins of clear vinyl film, manufactured by 3M , on the outsides.
In manufacture, one layer of the clear film was first placed on the bed of the press on top of the stamper, then a "puck" of hot black vinyl from the extruder was placed on top of that. Finally the top print and vinyl film layer was added held by a retracting pin in the upper profile usually employed to retain the upper paper label and the press closed. Problems with poor vinyl flow caused by the paper texture and air released from the paper that had not been removed in the kiln drying process plagued the process.
The first 'modern' rock picture disc was introduced as an assortment of artists such as the MC5 and The Doors. Later picture discs included liquid light show style fluids between the vinyl, Rowlux 3D effect film, diffraction rainbow film, metal flake vide examples here , pressure-sensitive liquid crystals that changed color when the record was picked up, and a real holographic record.
Interview discs are quite commonly pressed as picture discs as well. Peel back more of the tile so you can apply sufficient adhesive. Gently lift the tile and spread a thin layer of adhesive on the floor.
Don't overdo it -- too much adhesive can cause the tile to ripple. Press the tile back into place and using the rolling pin, roll towards the edge to force out any excess adhesive.
Wipe up any stray adhesive using a wet cloth. Cover the repair with wax paper and heavy books. The weight of the books will hold the tile down until the adhesive dries. Leave the books on the tile for at least eight hours or until the glue dries.
After it's dry, take the seam sealer and run a thin bead along the seams. That will keep dirt out for good. Thanks for sharing your input, Angela! There may be more durable options out there — this is just the brand I had experience with as of the time of writing this post.
Do you find that this flooring is easy to keep clean? Do you have any issues like this? It definitely takes a bit more commitment to keep a dark floor clean. Any recs on the clear scuffs??? Right after we installed we had family come in and the kids would slide in their socks and creates scuffs.. Hope that helps! Can you lay it directly over tile, pergo flooring?
So happy to find this post with an update! We are trying to decide what to do with our main floor. Wondering if we can just go right on top of these with the peel and stick vinyl? That would be so great to not have to demo all the floors. What do you think? It really depends on the flooring! Technically speaking, you can definitely lay this on top of other flooring including tile.
Good luck!! This is beautiful! It listed as groutable, which we would prefer in the kitchen. Do you know of anyone that has grouted these vinyl tiles? Thanks, Casey! I say go for it, if that is preferable to you! I just installed Luxury vinyl floors in my bathroom. I used spacers when I installed them and added grout once they were in place. It turned out absoulutely amazing. I would definitely suggest going with grouted vinyl. Its more work but worth doing.
First thank you for your post!! They are a dark wood color and I am happy with the look, but I have a problem with a film appearing on them after they dry from being mopped. We have a lot of dust right now because we are still a construction zone in another area of the house and I am sweeping religiously everyday. Thank you!! I had that problem on occasion depending on what products I was using. I found that I had the best success if I used a regular mop with a mix of water and Mrs.
With both of those strategies, I never had an issue. Hi Sunny! Yes, it worked well for us. Reading your blog helped me decide to have LV installed. Did you put anything under your furniture to protect the floor? Hi Christine! We also laid style selections luxury vinyl planks in our home just over 2 years ago. We liked it so much that we went back and bought enough to complete the three bedrooms, a. We also love it. They have discontinued the walnut color we used, so we had to switch to a different brand in a similar color for the family room and back hallway.
The vinyl is heads and shoulders better than the laminate in the kitchen. Have 3 dogs and a not so delicate husband, so this post gives me peace of mind. Thanks for sharing!!! We have a two story house with the living quarters upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. Is this flooring really noisy to walk on? I hate carpet and am looking for a wood look flooring that is quiet.
We have Luxury Vinyl plank in a very similar color to yours although we had it installed threw a local flooring place and It was put down with glue. We have had absolutely zero issues with ours! I love the look of it and will be putting it in any future homes we have! Oh good. We are just laying down Adura Athena cameo in the locksolid floating floor installation in our kitchen, dining, entry, and living room area all one open room basically.
We also have dogs but our kids are grown. We had to pull up all the underlayment and replace it. So glad to know you are not regretting it. Thank you for the update! Our dogs and kids have done a number on our current wood, so we know we have to go with something more resilient.
That equals a huge investment and stressful decision. We chose a Luxury Vinyl Plank that has a look we love, other than the deep bevel that I wish it had. My big question is, how does it sound when your dogs walk on it? We bought a box of the flooring we liked best and put it on the floor to see how we really feel about it. It just sounds super plastic-y…. Good luck with the new flooring — we really do love ours!!
If you can hear dogs nails on your hard floor then you should dremmel their nails down. Have you had any issues with your steam mop on these floors?
We purchased a home this year with vinyl planks as well, and I wanted to get a steam-mop for the ease of cleaning and less chemicals. Have you found this to be true? Not at all! My sister also has the same flooring and regularly uses a steam mop with no problems. Hi Lynne — We currently still have the old flooring in 2 of our 3 bathrooms. The third one has tile. We will be doing this vinyl plank flooring in our downstairs powder room, though!
I did vinyl planks on one wall. Just clean wall. Each row. When it comes to solving a skin care issue, always make sure that your body is properly hydrated.
If the body doesn't have enough water or moisture, it can act out in many not-so-cute ways read: cracked cuticles.
So, in order to get the ball rolling, make sure that your drinking enough water to keep your body functioning at its highest level. From there, try to address any factors that may be causing the dryness. If you're using a hand cream that isn't really working, ditch it. Why worsen the problem if you don't have too? Wondering what else you can do to heal your hands? Here are seven ways to soothe dry, cracked cuticles.
According to blogger Nicole Quinn, apply neosporin to your cuticles, and then covering them with bandages is an easy fix for cracked, peeling skin. The blogger recommended to treat these peeling areas as an injury, and fight off any harmful bacteria by covering them with a healing ointment.
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