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 Post subject: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:31 pm 
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Has anybody else gone to see this Amberola V in Gresham, OR?

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/atq/4832529710.html

Seller is asking $650. I was very disappointed when I looked at it, being described as having a good working motor that only needed a 'belt'. There was no spring barrel, spring, or gear. Everything else on the machine was crusty and frozen solid. Virtually nothing on the machine worked. Even the on/off lever was stuck. The paint on the rusty horn was toast, the veneer is also in horrible condition with some missing panels. Other than that, it was exactly as advertised. I described the issues to the seller, though I think he preferred to believe the guy who told him it only needed a belt. I got the feeling he thought I was trying to rip him off with my offer.

He was actually a very nice fellow who just didn't know anything about the machine. My attempt at enlightenment went unheeded and that was frustrating. He did lower his price to $500, though.

That's my rant for the day...

Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:33 pm 
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"There was no spring barrel, spring, or gear. Everything else on the machine was crusty and frozen solid. Virtually nothing on the machine worked. Even the on/off lever was stuck. The paint on the rusty horn was toast, the veneer is also in horrible condition with some missing panels. Other than that, it was exactly as advertised."
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:33 am 
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Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


:lol: :lol:
"Gosh darn a Billiken anyhow."- Uncle Josh Weathersby


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:42 am 
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I have a much nicer one for sale... ;) :D
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:21 am 
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As we know, the Amberola V never had a belt. I was a direct gear drive. It reminds me of Mr. Haney on Green Acres selling poor Mr. Douglas a Genuine Edison "Victerola" ready to play. However, the missing parts stated above are extra!! :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:02 am 
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Perhaps I was a little too harsh. Some parts of this machine worked OK, viz.: the piano hinge for the lid worked just fine and the gear cover was doing a swell job of covering the gears. Cliff
Cliff's Vintage Music Shoppe, Castle Rock, WA
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:26 am 
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The seller did accept my offer. I was happy about that. Got to the shop and found it has a terminal boo boo. Oh, well, great bunch of parts. The diamond B reproducer works great! Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:57 pm 
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There is an Amberola V motor for sale on eBay that has the same problem as mine and someone found a way to fix it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191485606602

I might try to salvage the broken motor plate...

Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:31 pm 
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Had some folks at a local machine shop fix the broken spring barrel shaft bracket. It ain't purty, but it should work now...


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V on CL in Gresham, OR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:37 am 
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Ugly it may be, but it saved the machine. :D

Martin


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