Walter E. Davies In Memoriam : Walter E. Davies – August 01, 1937 – August 24, 2020 (9/8/2020) - Friends, Loyal Customers, Curious Passersby, It is with a heavy heart that I must report the passing of Walter Davies, the remaining founder of The LAST Factory. Walter dedicated over 40 years, on top of more years with his own audio store, to create this resource. While many of you know of the unique, research-based […]
How to apply Last Tape Preservative to Reel-to-Reel Tape Applying Last Tape Preservative to Reel-to-Reel Tape (8/31/2020) - Watch this demonstration on how to apply Last Tape Preservative to reel-to-reel tape. If you have older tape, you probably should dehydrate it first. See advice on how to do that here: (How and why should I dehydrate my tapes?). In this video, Jeff shows how to use the tape deck to apply Tape Preservative […]
The Last Stand - how to make your own vinyl record platform for cleaning The LAST Stand – A Platform for Cleaning Records (5/28/2020) - Keep your vinyl record safe and dust-free by elevating it during cleaning One of the problems of cleaning a record is that after you clean one side, you must reverse the record and set it down on a surface to clean the other side. Meanwhile, that annoying stray speck of dirt or dust on your […]
Walter posing with a bottling machine in Livermore CA Made in America for Over 40 Years (5/10/2020) - At The LAST Factory we append the “Made in the USA” slogan to all of our products, because we make everything by hand in Livermore California. Our boutique operation allows us to closely control the quality of our products. We are proud that the company has managed to remain a domestic manufacturer.