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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Lucius1958 wrote:
The earliest mutes were operated by a vertical rod: later, the rod and slider were moved to a horizontal position, and attached to the bedplate. Both versions, as far as I know, used the flexible cable and arm.

Bill


Thank you, Bill, for your explanation. I haven't seen a close up photo of the first type mute mechanism. I wonder if someone here might have such an image?

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Fran


I think what Lucius describes is actually the second type. I believe this is the first type. turn the brass knob clockwise to mute, counter clockwise to unmute. No flexible cable, only bent metal rods hooked together.

Ah yes, I had read about that one, just never saw one. Thanks for the reminder.
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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Here's another example of the early type mute ball arrangement, this time from an Edison A 300, Ser. No. SM 2508 (please excuse the masking tape on the mute ball courtesy of a former owner). Also pictured is the "brass knob" Bruce alluded to.


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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Pathé Logical wrote:
Here's another example of the early type mute ball arrangement, this time from an Edison A 300, Ser. No. SM 2508 (please excuse the masking tape on the mute ball courtesy of a former owner). Also pictured is the "brass knob" Bruce alluded to.

Very nice photos, thank you very much.

Would you be willing to take a little time, to participate in the survey? Page 1 of this post has my questionnaire.

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Fran
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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:16 pm 
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1. A250
2. SM-9196
3. 9196 A-1
4. 7
5. 7?
6. 4-3-14
7. 8019
8. ?
9. 9196 rear
10. Black
10a. No
11. Gold
11a. Yes
12. Cabinet
13. 2
14. Mahogany
15. No
16. Mahogany wood grain
17. B
18. No
19. Pieces left (green)
20. None
21. 2 form 890
22. Yes
23. 44 ¼
24. None
Thanks, Seth Allen


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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:21 am 
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Sethallen1973 wrote:
1. A250
2. SM-9196
3. 9196 A-1
4. 7
5. 7?
6. 4-3-14
7. 8019
8. ?
9. 9196 rear
10. Black
10a. No
11. Gold
11a. Yes
12. Cabinet
13. 2
14. Mahogany
15. No
16. Mahogany wood grain
17. B
18. No
19. Pieces left (green)
20. None
21. 2 form 890
22. Yes
23. 44 ¼
24. None
Thanks, Seth Allen

Thank you kindly Seth. I've entered your data into my spreadsheet.

Best,
Fran
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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:10 pm 
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I am going to have to get this info but I will bookmark the topic so I dont forget...

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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
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OldRestorer wrote:
I am going to have to get this info but I will bookmark the topic so I dont forget...

Kirk

Thank you, Kirk.

-Fran
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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 am 
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A friendly "bumP' to the topic, in the hope that more A/B 250 owners might participate.

"Thank you" to all who have already contributed to the project.

Best,
Fran
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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
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Woah,
That is a LOT of info, lol...
I still havent had the time to dismantle my A-100 and check... :oops:
My Kingdom for an Amberola III lower shelf!


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 Post subject: Re: A and B 250 Database Project
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:33 am 
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Hi folks, just a friendly "bump". Please follow this link to page 1 of this thread to begin the survey. http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?p=136197#p136197

Happy collecting!

-Fran
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