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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 pm 
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Edisonfan wrote:
Obviously eBay is NOT the best place to buy phonographs.


Not always true, Paul. While I seldom search eBay for items to add to my collection, including phonographs, I have found a few that I was pleased with both price-wise and condition-wise. One was an excellent original Edison Amberola VIII from a seller near Boston who, in spite of my sharing specific packing instructions for which I would have gladly paid extra, packaged it with rock hard pieces of styrofoam instead of the bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Oh well. It DID arrive safely, amazingly. And another I bought on eBay was a Columbia model AO Graphophone which I always admired for its fancy cabinet. That one arrived with some damage to the pot metal carriage. Thankfully though, I had an original AO carriage in my parts boxes so that worked out just fine. I paid what I considered a fair and honest price for both. So, eBay can be a good source for phonographs sometimes - provided the seller packages securely or you can pick it up in person.

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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Thank You Doug, and Django!


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Wes K remarked that he would love to get an Opera with an Amberola 1-A mechanism ? Has that been tried,done or even possible? I think that would be great. If anyone knows, please reply.

Thanks.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:50 pm 
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And, after all the previous discussion, my response to the question presented in the title of this discussion... the Regina Hexaphone in mahogany.


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Mine would be a Morish L Door, or a VE 9-56
Always looking for a Columbia 820

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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 pm 
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Jwb88 wrote:
I'd actually like a new custom model, something along the lines of this EMG, only with a bigger horn :D


Maybe this one from Hogwarts would be something you could use! :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 am 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Impressive. Hilariously impressive!

But what happens for the Muggle who puts the needle on the WRONG SIDE of the record? :x :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 am 
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I started out on the little RCA portables and ones like them. They were cheap and fun to play around with. Next was the Victrola's the V-V- IVX and A -VV IX-. I then got into the portables V Vs . I finally shifted into the Victrola portable V V- 50. an I loved working on the and restoring the junky ones. It would buy part machined and get them going. I brought several suitcase machines like that... I 'probably have every standard machine made and bunch of duplicates. I AM missing only one home, the model C That is a rare one.. Now I am into Amberola and Diamond Discs. My taste has finally matured and I am buying better machines. Tom B


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
Impressive. Hilariously impressive!

But what happens for the Muggle who puts the needle on the WRONG SIDE of the record? :x :lol:



We exile him to the antique radio forums.


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 Post subject: Re: Phonographs I would love too own, but can't afford
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:18 am 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Truly a sad fate.

Pretty good list of machines on here. I think if I was owning some I can't afford:

Edison Fireside, Model A, with cygnet horn
Victrola Consolette, or a Brunswick Panatrope of the same size
VE-XVII in mahogany
VV-230 Humpback Console in oak (mahogany is fine)


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