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 Post subject: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:55 am 
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Has anyone ever seen a sapphire ball stylus with an odd shape like this to the shaft? It came with my Pathé VII. Most others are cyllinder shaped and not cut as this one. Any clues? Is this correct for a Pathé concert soundbox?
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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:18 am 
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Looks to me just like a regular Pathé stylus that someone filed half of its length. A Concert soundbox will take the fully cylindrical stylus (as this one probably was originally). This one might fit if the screw reaches to the filed surface.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:30 am 
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CarlosV wrote:
Looks to me just like a regular Pathé stylus that someone filed half of its length. A Concert soundbox will take the fully cylindrical stylus (as this one probably was originally). This one might fit if the screw reaches to the filed surface.

Ok I see the ridges now. Why on earth would someone do this?


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:28 am 
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pellicano1 wrote:
CarlosV wrote:
Looks to me just like a regular Pathé stylus that someone filed half of its length. A Concert soundbox will take the fully cylindrical stylus (as this one probably was originally). This one might fit if the screw reaches to the filed surface.

Ok I see the ridges now. Why on earth would someone do this?


Hard to understand, unless someone had a machine with a needle fragment (or something like that) partially obstructing the chuck... :?

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:45 am 
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pellicano1 wrote:
Why on earth would someone do this?

To reduce volume?
If they had a need to remove and replace the stylus, to ensure it was fitted in the same orientation each time?


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying Sapphire Stylus
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:08 pm 
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Orchorsol wrote:
pellicano1 wrote:
Why on earth would someone do this?

To reduce volume?
If they had a need to remove and replace the stylus, to ensure it was fitted in the same orientation each time?

I inserted it into my Pathé Concert Reproducer and tried it on a Pathé disc. It sounds bad!


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