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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:19 pm 
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Victor V
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The metal fittings are in "Florentine Bronze" except for the nickel plated spring loaded needle bins, which were fitted to the HMV portable models 100 and first version 101. They were quickly discontinued following complaints that the contents vibrated as the records played, and were replaced by the well known external corner needle bin.

I wonder how they came to be fitted to a Victrola?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Mr. Grumpy,

If Canada ever has too many 8-7's lying around, let me know and I'll help to rectify the situation. Very nice machine!! I bid pretty steep on the 8-8 at the past Stanton auction, but someone else wanted it more... Got any spare 8-8's???

The 8-7 at Stantons had too many issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:31 pm 
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Victor V
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epigramophone wrote:
The metal fittings are in "Florentine Bronze" except for the nickel plated spring loaded needle bins, which were fitted to the HMV portable models 100 and first version 101. They were quickly discontinued following complaints that the contents vibrated as the records played, and were replaced by the well known external corner needle bin.

I wonder how they came to be fitted to a Victrola?


It may just be the lighting of the photo uploaded, but all the fittings on my 8-7 (including the needle bins / cups) have the same finish on them, referred to in the US usually as antique bronze. The 8-8 also uses these same ones. Some of the later VV-50 portables also had these. Interesting to hear about complaints from sympathetic vibrations! I've never experienced mine doing that and I own one of each machine.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:45 pm 
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OrthoSean wrote:
I'm not aware of any 8-7s having metal horns, mine is also wooden (US version). The 8-8 Schoolhouse has a metal horn , same as the 8-9, 8-35 and 10-35.


Hey Sean, I remember you checking this for me when you first got your 8-7. I think I'm just confused by JohnM's
post on the first page. I wish he still had a photo of it...

JohnM wrote:
'Re-entrant' is a technical term that refers to the four-chambered, Credenza-sized Orthophonic' (a trade name) horn. This machine sounds like an Orthphonic should with the added zing of the metal horn. As found, the reproducer was die cast. I switched it with a brass one. John M



All the hardware is 'antiqued brass' including the spring loaded needle holders. It also has the holders for the Tungstone needle tins. It's the only Orthophonic machine I have so I'm not sure if this is the norm.

JerryVan wrote:
Mr. Grumpy,


If Canada ever has too many 8-7's lying around, let me know and I'll help to rectify the situation. Very nice machine!! I bid pretty steep on the 8-8 at the past Stanton auction, but someone else wanted it more... Got any spare 8-8's???

The 8-7 at Stantons had too many issues.


It's the only one I've ever seen around here and have never seen an 8-8 or 8-9 (sadly).
We have loads of maple syrup though if you're interested?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Here's a video I made of it. It is incredibly loud even with the lid closed.

I thought it appropriate to play "Signora Maestra' which translates to 'Mrs. Teacher'
from Italian. The record label is Etna.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9lTn1fwYI&feature=youtu.be[/YouTube]

I appear to have lost the ability to embed the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9lTn1f ... e=youtu.be

Nevermind! I got it!!

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:29 pm 
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Mr Grumpy wrote:
Here's a video I made of it. It is incredibly loud even with the lid closed.

I thought it appropriate to play "Signora Maestra' which translates to 'Mrs. Teacher'
from Italian. The record label is Etna.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9lTn1fwYI&feature=youtu.be[/YouTube]

I appear to have lost the ability to embed the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9lTn1f ... e=youtu.be

Nevermind! I got it!!

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)




Excellent! My new favorite song! Thanks.


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