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 Post subject: Needle Storage for Open Machines
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:32 pm 
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I have seen two posts recently having to do with needle storage, (one regarding a back bracket mounted needle case and the other being a Gramophone wooden needle box). Both are clearly more desirable that what I have come up with, but I still wanted something simple and useful while not looking terribly out of place and I did not know what others do, so as usual, I made my own. The one that I posted has cups from a Sonora Queen Ann. I have made others, but I like this one best. They are fairly simple being made from a solid piece.

I am curious what others do. Please post your solutions.


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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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Very creative. I like the swelled sided look.

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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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I use these:

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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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I use these:

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Very nice. Do these turn up very often?


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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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Django wrote:
HisMastersVoice wrote:
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Very nice. Do these turn up very often?


Not in the US, no. You’ll occasionally find them on eBay UK - they are often a bit pricey though.
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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:12 am 
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I use this wooden box, which although unbranded is well made and has some age. Like most of my needle tins and boxes, it came with a machine purchased at auction :


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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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I love seeing what you all use, it's something that I'm continually struggling with! Maybe not exclusive to the realm of outside horn machines, but somebody once posted something that was akin to a "needle dispenser" of some sort. Does anybody know what that might be?
EDIT: whoops I found the thread 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Django wrote:
I have seen two posts recently having to do with needle storage, (one regarding a back bracket mounted needle case and the other being a Gramophone wooden needle box). Both are clearly more desirable that what I have come up with, but I still wanted something simple and useful while not looking terribly out of place and I did not know what others do, so as usual, I made my own. The one that I posted has cups from a Sonora Queen Ann. I have made others, but I like this one best. They are fairly simple being made from a solid piece.

I am curious what others do. Please post your solutions.

I really like your solution...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
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Curt A wrote:
Django wrote:
I have seen two posts recently having to do with needle storage, (one regarding a back bracket mounted needle case and the other being a Gramophone wooden needle box). Both are clearly more desirable that what I have come up with, but I still wanted something simple and useful while not looking terribly out of place and I did not know what others do, so as usual, I made my own. The one that I posted has cups from a Sonora Queen Ann. I have made others, but I like this one best. They are fairly simple being made from a solid piece.

I am curious what others do. Please post your solutions.

I really like your solution...


Thanks. I have made them for my daughters and I have two, this one and another made from birds-eye maple with a Victrola covered needle cup and the needle storage cups are simply machined into the wood. The decals are victor horn decals from Eduardo in Peru. I am considering one that clips over the side of a horned machine cabinet and is secured by the motor-board.

I would expect that there are many collectors who have solutions like maybe a jewelry box with needle cups. I would love to see more of what other collectors have come up with.


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 Post subject: Re: Needle Storage for Open Machines
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:59 am 
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Boring old me just use the original black cardboard Victor needle boxes with two or three compartments. I do
Iike your wooden needle dispenser very much. With cats around I would need lids on the needle cups though.

Andreas


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