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 Post subject: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:57 am 
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Victor II
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Hi all,
Does any one know the weight of the Edison A 1 and or the Chippendale 250 Diamond Disk machines. I will have to arrange for moving one of each of these from Stanton's to my home now that I am back from vacation.
Thank you all kindly for any input,
Allen


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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:26 pm 
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Hiya,

A C-250 weighs around 150 lbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:32 pm 
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Crated weight would be much different than the weight of just the machine. Just a word of advice. Be sure to give the crater/shipper specific instructions about handling and packing your machines. I Canadian friend had a 1-A shipped to my house. The mechanism, including the reproducer, was still in the cabinet and it was placed laying down on a pallet. The mechanism shifted resulting in damage. Also, it was full of cylinders. Be cautious. You get what you pay for. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:50 am 
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Hi Jerry B,
I have had grand pianos shipped in the past by home moving firms with out problem . I think you mean specify to send in the vertical position with a fragile notice. Please indicate what in specific you think the instructions should be if they are different. Any input from all would be desirable.
Thank you all for your help,
Allen


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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:25 am 
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The A-1 is a heavy heavy machine. I would recommend shipping the mechanism separately.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:23 pm 
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A Ford 1 wrote:
Hi Jerry B,
I have had grand pianos shipped in the past by home moving firms with out problem . I think you mean specify to send in the vertical position with a fragile notice. Please indicate what in specific you think the instructions should be if they are different. Any input from all would be desirable.
Thank you all for your help,
Allen


The major point is that the motor on the 1A is not anchored to the cabinet, so if you tilt the cabinet horizontally, you will cause damage. Search the board and you will find detailed packing instructions for a 1A.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison machine weight
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:51 pm 
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The mechanism needs to be removed and shipped separately on the Amberola 1A, 1B, or A series Diamond Discs. If you don't you will almost surely have a loose works bouncing around inside for the whole trip causing big damage. Removal is not too difficult on any of them but if you need help several her, me included, could advise further.


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