The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:36 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:13 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Leicester, England
Oliver, thank you very much for you insights. They are greatly appreciated. The idea of a rubber tube to allow the carrier to move while still with the horn attached is something that I will definitely look into. Also, your info on the speed is very interesting and I look forward to testing the speed on my machine once I get it working.

Andreas, thank you. Yes, I'll go look for a suitable base and see what I can make with it. Cheers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:56 am 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Leicester, England
Out of curiosity, does anybody have any idea when phonographs stopped being used as a genuine way for people to hear music? I know that the disc gramophone pretty much made them obsolete in the 1910s but would there have been some cases when a family kept playing them right through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s etc...? I was interested since my phonograph had a horn made from a brass instrument from 1920, after these machines were pretty much curiosities. So, would anybody know if such machines were still being played for genuine use? Rather than today where they are seen as collectors items.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:46 am 
Offline
Victor Monarch Special
User avatar
Who is John Galt?
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 5150
Location: New York's Finger Lakes
Josh Cattermole 1999 wrote:
Out of curiosity, does anybody have any idea when phonographs stopped being used as a genuine way for people to hear music? I know that the disc gramophone pretty much made them obsolete in the 1910s but would there have been some cases when a family kept playing them right through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s etc...? I was interested since my phonograph had a horn made from a brass instrument from 1920, after these machines were pretty much curiosities. So, would anybody know if such machines were still being played for genuine use? Rather than today where they are seen as collectors items.


Well, Edison cylinder records were still being manufactured and sold (albeit in small quantities) as late as 1929. The depression which followed prevented many from purchasing new machines. Lots of rural folks used their spring-driven phonographs for a long time. For example, I had a great aunt and uncle who lived on a farm in rural Indiana. In their living room in the early 1960s sat a spring-driven Victrola - - and it wasn't there for decoration. The house had electricity, but no indoor plumbing.

George P.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:50 am 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Leicester, England
Thank you very much George. Your info is fascinating and I'm very grateful. Cheers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:20 pm 
Offline
Victor Monarch Special
User avatar
Who is John Galt?
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 5150
Location: New York's Finger Lakes
You're very welcome, Josh.

Another, very important aspect to all this, is that antique dealers (and to a certain extent - collectors) continue to saw off instrument horns, substitute oil funnels and vases for horns, and freely substitute parts from one machine to another even today. Much of this activity - such as your horn - is reversible. Unfortunately, not all of it is.

George P.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbia Model Q. Looking for some information.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Leicester, England
Ah, I understand you George. Fortunately the bell on my horn is still genuine to 1920, even if the rest of the horn is a later addition. Fortunately it still attaches to my phonograph well and fingers crossed it will fulfil its purpose of giving good sound when the machine plays a record.

Thanks again.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.