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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Stinson Records Revisted (58* d) RE: Stinson Records Revisted 08 Jul 21


Somehow this got left out of the wartime shellac rationing/recycling stuff up-thread.

It's clear from this and other letters Asch Recordings was not entitled to a hard ration. Rather the pressing plants were considered the raw shellac end users and the limits were imposed upstream of independent labels like Asch & Stinson.

Also, I haven't seen anything to suggest the month-old distribution deal with Stinson Trading Co. would give Moe Asch control of Charlie Stinson's old cut-out inventory. Those decisions would come from Prosky/Harris/Meadow &co.

I am preparing the order along the lines of your letter of March 18 with the anticipation that it will be accepted at Scranton. As you know, all our customers are on a quota basis and at the present time our complete production is allocated. However, it should be possible for us to work in an additional 1121 records at some time, but our ability to make these records is no guarantee of our ability to make larger quantities at a future date.

Incidentally, have you anything in mind about furnishing us with some scrap for which we will, of course, pay at the regular rate?
[John Griffin, Scranton Record Co., to Moe Asch, 22 March 1943 in Folkways Records, Olmstead, 2003, p.26]


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