By Richard Buck
I hope you all have had a great spring (as I write this there are still a few weeks left until summer officially starts.
The HAPS meeting in Kokomo, Indiana, last month went off very well. We had a very good attendance. The radio show is always very interesting. Fred Pohl gave a nice talk on radio related advertisement through the years. He was nice enough to give me copies of two of the slides. Evidently dogs are thought to have a different relationship with radios than they do with phonographs.
We had the HAPS meeting over lunch. Rod Pickett gave a talk about the Antique Phonograph Society. It now has close to 1000 members. Tim McCormack also was there. His latest project is building a barn to house his chickens on the lower level and a museum on the upper level. One of the radio guys told me that there actually were record conventions being held in the Midwest (run by Gerald Ruark). There are shows at Indianapolis LaQuinta Hotel (465 & Emerson) on July 20, Sept. 28 and Nov 16 (www.alpha.gemm.com). After lunch several of us went out to Tipton, IN and paid our respects to Uncle Josh at Fairview Cemetery.
I’ve been digitizing material with the intention of providing it to people as a resource. I’ve digitized my 20 or so Stanton catalogs with price lists going back to the early 1990s. I’ve also just digitized the VHS recordings of the 1991 and 1993 MAPS Phonoventions. Those are very interesting to watch. The Rolfs and John Hauger gave yearly lectures. There was also a very informative talk on Victor motor repair by a young(ish) Paul Ladd. I will post and provide access codes once I get back from Union.
APS meeting and show at Buena Park CA. August 9-10, 2014.
Zurko Antique Market and Phonograph Show, September 13-4, 2014, Greyslake IL
Wayne show, New Jersey, October 12.
Stanton Fall Auction, November 20-22.
Orlando Phonograph Show, January 23-24, 2015
That is it. I hope to see many of you in the next month. Suggestions for the next HAPS meeting always welcome.