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 Post subject: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:11 pm 
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I'm trying to start a little Victrola informational website. Nothing too large, and nothing on the scale of victor-victrola.com, but a small little page to inform and nurture interest in our hobby. I have a pretty modest collection myself so I can't take pictures of all the parts. Could someone provide pictures of some of the items I list? I'd really appreciate it, and I'll cite you as a source under the image. I'm going to need:

✓Pic of a bullet brake
-Pic of #4 Reproducer
-Pic of Concert Reproducer
-Pic of a round speed control
✓Pic of a large glass control
-Pic of an exposed needle control

Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!
Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:21 pm 
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I have two Victrolas with bullet brakes, what quality of images are you looking for? I have a decent camera, but it is nothing professional.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:55 pm 
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That'll do! I'm just looking for an image so you can see it. No need to remove it or anything like that, just a picture of it in it's natural habitat. Same goes for all the other images.

Happy New Year!
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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:58 pm 
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I have the big glass speed indicator, but it's been restored--the celluloid card warped so the current card is a photocopy of the original done on cardstock. Also the "glass" is actually celluloid and is a trifle yellowed. Still works accurately and is how I time my motor to 78 RPMs.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I have the big glass speed indicator, but it's been restored--the celluloid card warped so the current card is a photocopy of the original done on cardstock. Also the "glass" is actually celluloid and is a trifle yellowed. Still works accurately and is how I time my motor to 78 RPMs.


I don't mind the restoration, I'd just like a representative picture. If you could take one I'd really appreciate it!


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:13 pm 
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I cannot help with photos, but I like your project. Will your project include needles and records?
My small collection of Edison and Victor records and machines also includes some Brunswick Records.
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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
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EdiBrunsVic wrote:
I cannot help with photos, but I like your project. Will your project include needles and records?
My small collection of Edison and Victor records and machines also includes some Brunswick Records.
Don


I certainly could! I think that's a great idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:22 pm 
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I have some 1919 "Empire Talking Machine" Records, cut like Arto Universals, made by the Empire Jazz Band. They are perhaps my rarest acoustic-era recordings--a buck each from the "Vynyls" Dude who only deals to hipsters. I Hope I can get hold of a digital camera tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I have some 1919 "Empire Talking Machine" Records, cut like Arto Universals, made by the Empire Jazz Band. They are perhaps my rarest acoustic-era recordings--a buck each from the "Vynyls" Dude who only deals to hipsters. I Hope I can get hold of a digital camera tomorrow!


God, the vynilz people drive me mad. And all they want are by artists I've never heard of (everything post 1980) :lol: .
"There are two kinds of people in this world: people who eat grapes in the grocery store and good people."


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures of Certain Victrola Parts
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Here are some pictures of the bullet brakes. The gold plating is a bit worn, but hopefully this helps. :)

Stephen


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