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 Post subject: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:15 am 
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Victor Jr
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I have an Edison 1905 standard a. However the main spring is broken and the belt is very loose. Anyone know where I could source new or replacement parts. At this point I have no idea if the reproducer works and need a new horn as relatives broke the original one. Also if anyone has advice on sensitive cleaning techniques it would be helpful. I have lots of wax cylinder recordings but have no idea if they are viable.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:38 am 
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F. Depero, "Grammofono", 1923.
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Concerning the main spring, "The Man" is user soundgen here on this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:30 am 
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Concerning the reproducer, Keith Badman keirba@gmail.com has been rebuilding them and manufacturing complete replicas for longer than the Edison factory.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Thanks I have e mailed soundgen to see if they can help with a mainspring.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:12 pm 
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78 rpm - music to my ears!
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You could always try Ken at Holmfirth Antiques - ken@fonograf.com/01484 686854

http://fonograf.com/
Money doesn't make the world go around, but a fine Garrard wind-up motor can help!


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:24 am 
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You will not need to be in any hurry if you call Keith Badman - I sent him a reproducer for repairs and eventually, after a year, I chased him up and he sent me some photos to show he was working on it and it wasn't even my reproducer ! Eventually had to ask for it back and go elsewhere ......


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:38 pm 
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You could try Ian Maxted - http://www.soundbox.co.uk


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:23 pm 
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Gramtastic wrote:
You will not need to be in any hurry if you call Keith Badman - I sent him a reproducer for repairs and eventually, after a year, I chased him up and he sent me some photos to show he was working on it and it wasn't even my reproducer ! Eventually had to ask for it back and go elsewhere ......


Keith like me is a one man band , He is a brilliant repairer / supplier , PLEASE tell us where elsewhere you went to get the job done we need to know :)


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 Post subject: Re: Where to source replacement parts in uk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:23 pm 
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I have sent ken an email and do appreciate the responses from everyone


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