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 Post subject: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (others)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:50 am 
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I finally put some time aside to make a video showing the WHOLE process for installing a leather belt on an Edison Phonograph. Using my Triumph Model A, I demonstrate the method for splicing the belt ON the machine. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/o7-BcA-T2VY
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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (other
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Nice video. Well done. I did not realize the Triumph took the wider belting but I installed the narrower 7/32 on my Triumph and seems to work fine too. Is there any performance difference with the 5/16? It does look cosmetically better I think.


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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (other
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Belt tension is more critical on machines like the Triumph, that have no idler wheel: I know I've had to stretch (and sometimes re-splice) the belt on my Columbias, to get them running right.

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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (other
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Great video! Steve


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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (other
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Lucius1958 wrote:
Belt tension is more critical on machines like the Triumph, that have no idler wheel: I know I've had to stretch (and sometimes re-splice) the belt on my Columbias, to get them running right.

Bill


Just how tight is tight for optimal performance? In my case I'm thinking of a Triumph. I generally set the belt so that if I grab it between my thumb and forefinger while running the belt can slip slightly but yet stops the mechanism pretty quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: VIDEO: How to install a belt on an Edison Triumph (other
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On the front of the triumph motor, there is a thumb nut that can be loosened to lower the front of the motor and tighten or loosen belt tensioner
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