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 Post subject: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Victor V
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I bought this at a radio show a couple of years ago. I'm looking for a horn and elbow but also wonder what brand it might be. There are no markings whatsoever. Can anyone help? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Sorry, I don't know what make/model of phono it is, but I find it ironic that both machines in the picture have a spin cycle :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Brad,

Excellent! I like your sense of humor.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I might also add that the neck where the horn elbow would slip over, is just under 1-1/8" diameter, (1.100" to be exact).


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:34 pm 
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those governor weights look like moth balls :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Pathé used a similar looking backmount.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Brad wrote:
Sorry, I don't know what make/model of phono it is, but I find it ironic that both machines in the picture have a spin cycle :lol:


Now now, let's not get agitated, it'll all come out in the wash!


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 am 
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The machine definitely looks European to me. Maybe German or Swiss?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Shane,

The Thorens does look like it may be the make. The dimensions of my case are a bit off however. Mine measures 34.3cm x 34.3cm x 14.5cm.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Phono, What is it?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Looking at the ads posted here, and others I saw on the net, I've noticed that all the Thorens machines have the traditional style brake that rubs against the turntable edge. Mine is very different in that the "brake" is a metal bracket that moves close to the governor flange and engages a small pin protruding from the periphery of the flange. In other words, it stops instantly, with a bang. Probably very hard on the governor gear!

If you look very closely in my motor photo, you can see the pin engaged with the stop lever bracket.


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