The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm 
Offline
Victor II
User avatar
VV-XVII, VV-XVI, VV-107, VV-IX's....
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 335
Location: Surry, VA
Sounds like the mainsprings are either broken, or sticking from the hardened grease in the barrels. The grease worked well when new, but after 85-100+ years, well, you know.
Saving America's Acoustical History, One Phonograph At A Time...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:12 pm 
Offline
Victor V
User avatar
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:01 pm
Posts: 2138
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Big Beat, for your reference, my XI-G with its two-spring motor will play about eight minutes on a full wind-up. I sent the motor out for a CLA about ten years ago (I've had it since 1980) and it made quite a difference in smooth running. I used these guys http://www.victrolarepairservice.com/index.html . They also rebuilt my Exhibition sound box. They should be able to bring your motor up to spec again.

BTW, nice job on the Brunswick---looks terrific!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:17 am 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 29
Some current pics of the Victrola. All cleaned up and functional, other than the spring issue as described above. $250 a fair price?


Attachments:
Victrola14.jpg
Victrola14.jpg [ 191.77 KiB | Viewed 445 times ]
Victrola12.jpg
Victrola12.jpg [ 290.08 KiB | Viewed 445 times ]
Victrola11.jpg
Victrola11.jpg [ 235.15 KiB | Viewed 445 times ]
Victrola10.jpg
Victrola10.jpg [ 191.65 KiB | Viewed 445 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:10 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 29
Well, the Victrola found a new home yesterday... The Brunswick is still available for sale, asking $350. Anyone interested? PM me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:59 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 29
The Brunswick is now in Boston and I have just put it up on Boston Craigslist. Anyone here interested?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Newbie, considering a Victrola XI
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:43 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 29
SOLD!

Thank you all, this has been quite an odyssey... Both machines in this thread have now been restored, enjoyed for a while and passed on to new owners in far better shape than found. I am now down to just my original tabletop Victrola, which I've owned since 1995 - one small machine is all I can justify owning at this point. No more multiple floor models and long term projects for me for the forseeable future, though I'd like to own an open horn machine some day. But this was certainly fun for a while!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.