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 Post subject: Re: Question about my Edison home model B...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 am 
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If you want the better oil you can use gun oil that can be brought at Walmart fairly reasonable. It works well on Edison's and you do not need much. I was working on an Amberola VIII and it had a dragging sound. I tried adjusting the speed control, adjusted the ½ nut tension, and tried three reproducers. The sound was still wavy or dragging. I wiped the carriage bar off taking all the old gunky oil on it off and it played fine. Put new oil and it sounds great now. I use a synthetic oil that I brought on EBay. When I run out I will be off to Walmart. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Question about my Edison home model B...
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tomb wrote:
If you want the better oil you can use gun oil that can be brought at Walmart fairly reasonable. It works well on Edison's and you do not need much. I was working on an Amberola VIII and it had a dragging sound. I tried adjusting the speed control, adjusted the ½ nut tension, and tried three reproducers. The sound was still wavy or dragging. I wiped the carriage bar off taking all the old gunky oil on it off and it played fine. Put new oil and it sounds great now. I use a synthetic oil that I brought on EBay. When I run out I will be off to Walmart. Tom

Thanks for the suggestion and good to hear you got your Amberola working.


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