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 Post subject: Unknown Majestrola
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Hi,I'm seeking good photos of intact piece, mine is wreck. Today I dismantled, cleaned and greased the motor and found the Odeon logo on the bottom, I guess it's not original, although it's running nice and plays both sides of record with reserve.

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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
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Ultraphon wrote:
Hi,I'm seeking good photos of intact piece, mine is wreck. Today I dismantled, cleaned and greased the motor and found the Odeon logo on the bottom, I guess it's not original, although it's running nice and plays both sides of record with reserve.

http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/2017120819.jpg


Why do you think the motor isn't original are there other holes in the motor board ? the winding handle ( crank for our USA friends ) has probably been replaced as it looks too long


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
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Yes, the crank clearly isn't original:
http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/img9512.jpg

This is why I thought the motor isn't original too(asymmetrically located spindle):
http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/img951cxc.jpg
Maybe the rubber washers are missing (it's screwed directly to the board).


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:28 am 
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Ultraphon wrote:
Hi,I'm seeking good photos of intact piece, mine is wreck. Today I dismantled, cleaned and greased the motor and found the Odeon logo on the bottom, I guess it's not original, although it's running nice and plays both sides of record with reserve.

http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/2017120819.jpg


There are plenty of photos on Google Images, including the one reproduced below. This machine appears similar to yours and also has the turntable mounted off centre. If your motor plays both sides of a record with power to spare it is likely to be a double spring. The winding handle appears to be of earlier date than the machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:42 am 
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I would think the motor is original there are no other holes visible are there ?


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:16 am 
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The motor has only one mainspring
http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/201712rer.jpg
Unfortunately someone altered the shaft for winding. I have spare threaded ending, but without crank for it.
Someone also brutalized hole for the crank
http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/img952ziz.jpg
Anyone understands meaning of this piece of plastic?
http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/img9520.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
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soundgen wrote:
I would think the motor is original there are no other holes visible are there ?

I guess you're right, there aren't traces of other holes. Still feeling that case repair might be too hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:07 pm 
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I'm making a new cover, but this is best what I could get. Should I leave the drawer as it is (there's a decal in good condition, but I made a backup of it) or should I Unify colors and replace the cover on it too?
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http://www.imagehosting.cz/images/untitlzpz.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Majestrola
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