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 Post subject: Cygnet Horn painting and Decals
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Thank you to all the replies regarding Cygnet Horn painting. After completing the basic all black finish, I gold striped the outer seams and it looked pretty good. Then when I mounted the horn on the phonograph, the inside looked bland and unfinished, so I gold striped the inside seams and the horn "came to life". So, while I'm still not certain if the originals were striped on the inside or not, I definitely like the look when it is.

On another matter, I got the Cygnet No. 10 decals on eBay (came from Peru) and they have a gold background.
It appears from photos of original unrestored horns that the background is silver.
Am I missing something here?
Should they be silver? If so, does anyone have a source for the correct decal?

Again, thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Cygnet Horn painting and Decals
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Gregg Cline has the best decals around. Check his site.

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 Post subject: Re: Cygnet Horn painting and Decals
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:43 pm 
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callron wrote:
On another matter, I got the Cygnet No. 10 decals on eBay (came from Peru) and they have a gold background.
It appears from photos of original unrestored horns that the background is silver.
Am I missing something here?
Should they be silver? If so, does anyone have a source for the correct decal?
Again, thanks in advance


The original Edison Cygnet decal had a gold back ground.

Larry Crandell


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 Post subject: Re: Cygnet Horn painting and Decals
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:44 am 
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Phonolair wrote:
callron wrote:
On another matter, I got the Cygnet No. 10 decals on eBay (came from Peru) and they have a gold background.
It appears from photos of original unrestored horns that the background is silver.
Am I missing something here?
Should they be silver? If so, does anyone have a source for the correct decal?
Again, thanks in advance


The original Edison Cygnet decal had a gold back ground.

Larry Crandell



The silver is what's left behind after the original gold toning has faded/worn away. The silver is there to give the original decal it's metallic looking shine.


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 Post subject: Re: Cygnet Horn painting and Decals
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:22 am 
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melvind wrote:
Gregg Cline has the best decals around.


Being someone who actually uses decals from both Gregg and Eduardo I can report from actual experience that both supply top notch products. While there is a lot of overlap in their offerings you will find that Eduardo produces some decals that Gregg does not, and vice versa. Both, therefore, are valuable resources.

(As for those who prefer to "Buy American" you are in luck...Both guys are Americans.)


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