The LAST Factory was founded in 1979 in Livermore California, by three scientists who were interested in preserving their own record collections. They set out to understand the underlying causes of vinyl record wear. Exhaustive research led to record cleaners and preservatives that prevented damage to the vinyl records in their own collections. They then built their own production equipment to mix and bottle the various products to very high-quality standards. After 37 years, the LAST Record Preservative, continues to receive wide acclaim in the audio industry.