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 Post subject: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Victor O
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Just took a little of scrubbing (Thanks to Goop, great tip), and the Quarter sawn Oak (Tiger Oak) came to life. This was black when I got it, couldn't even see the grain, but the veneer was largely intact, needed some glue. Finished with light coat of Tung oil. Cleaned and rebuilt the motor (springs good - missing 2 regulator weights that I replaced). Replaced the gaskets and reattached the diaphragm (in good shape just loose screw and wax) in the reproducer. Sounds good with the dozen (mint condition) Pathé Disks that came with it in "hill and Valley" position. Sounds even better running in Lateral position with Victor Records. Any Idea what the market value might be?


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:38 pm 
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Victor IV
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There. Is. Nothing. Like. Oak.

Beautiful; congrats on a job well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Wonderful job! That oak grain really pops!
Thanks for the pictures.
Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:14 am 
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Victor I
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So did Pathé just endlessly rebadge the same basic upright machine? I have a Model 100--in fact, it was my first spring phonograph--that looks just like this (aside from being mahogany) right down to the grille design, and I've seen pictures of any number of Pathé uprights that appear the same under various model numbers.

No criticism of the thread topic machine, by the way; it's quite lovely, a nice restoration all the way 'round. Just noting that the history of Pathé designs seems to have more twists and turns than the average bowl of rigatoni.


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:17 am 
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Here's an early Pathé catalogue scan if anyone is interested


https://www.use.com/Ofagd


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé cleaned up nice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:37 am 
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soundgen wrote:
Here's an early Pathé catalogue scan if anyone is interested


https://www.use.com/Ofagd


Thanks for posting that--very interesting indeed. It would appear Pathé made a much wider variety of designs available in England than it did in the United States. Also interesting that most were named after famous operas, whereas here they had model numbers, for the most part.


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