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 Post subject: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:29 am 
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I got this same crank with a suitcase standard but I've never seen this type before. Anybody know what it fits or if it is for an Edison machine at all?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-ORIGINAL ... %7Ciid%3A1


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:42 am 
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That's a crank for a suitcase Standard.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:25 am 
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Thanks George. The only one I've seen is the s-type with the hole thru the shaft.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm 
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I believe that all suitcase Standards were equipped with the crank pictured, while the S-shaped crank appeared with the New Style Cabinets in 1901.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:42 pm 
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That's interesting because I have a 4 clip Model A Standard, S/N 22,XXX. The earlier crank shown does not fit. The S shaped crank, does fit. Does anyone think the earlier motor may have been swapped the a later Model A Standard motor? This has been bugging me for the past several years.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 pm 
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It may be possible to swap the shaft only on a 2/4 latch for a later new case shaft. That would make it fit only the larger diameter crank. I am sure about the length though. George I think I have a S crank that only fits the smaller 2/4 latch phonographs. . I will check tomorrow when I get back into town. That was a good buy for that crank for $ 90.00 .. I had a reproduction badged crank made by Wyatt. It is unusual and not standard but looks good on the phonograph. I will get some pictures and check what fits. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 pm 
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you are right as usual George My bad. The curved crank was the one I had made for me by Wyatt. I have 5 straight, one curved reproduction and two regular standard cranks in the square cases. I need to buy two more straights but the normally run around $ 200.00 . I will bide my time .
Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Phonofreak wrote:
That's interesting because I have a 4 clip Model A Standard, S/N 22,XXX. The earlier crank shown does not fit. The S shaped crank, does fit. Does anyone think the earlier motor may have been swapped the a later Model A Standard motor? This has been bugging me for the past several years.
Harvey Kravitz


Harvey I'm guessing you have the correct motor in your 4 clip Standard, you just haven't found the correct crank yet.

The late 2 clip, 4 clip and new case Standard A have a 5/16" winding shaft. The suitcase models using the straight crank and the new case Standard using the S shape.
So if the S crank fits your 4 clip than a straight crank for the late 2 clip and 4 clip will fit also.

I suspect the straight crank you tried that did not fit was for a early 2 clip suitcase that uses a ¼" winding shaft. Although both early and late straight cranks look the same the holes for the winding shaft are different, ¼" & 5/16".

The early ¼" 2 clip suitcase crank will not fit a late 2 clip or 4 clip which needs a 5/16" crank.

Larry Crandell


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm 
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Phonolair wrote:
Phonofreak wrote:
That's interesting because I have a 4 clip Model A Standard, S/N 22,XXX. The earlier crank shown does not fit. The S shaped crank, does fit. Does anyone think the earlier motor may have been swapped the a later Model A Standard motor? This has been bugging me for the past several years.
Harvey Kravitz


Harvey I'm guessing you have the correct motor in your 4 clip Standard, you just haven't found the correct crank yet.

The late 2 clip, 4 clip and new case Standard A have a 5/16" winding shaft. The suitcase models using the straight crank and the new case Standard using the S shape.
So if the S crank fits your 4 clip than a straight crank for the late 2 clip and 4 clip will fit also.

I suspect the straight crank you tried that did not fit was for a early 2 clip suitcase that uses a ¼" winding shaft. Although both early and late straight cranks look the same the holes for the winding shaft are different, ¼" & 5/16".

The early ¼" 2 clip suitcase crank will not fit a late 2 clip or 4 clip which needs a 5/16" crank.

Larry Crandell

Larry do you have any estimates on when they went from ¼ to the 5/16 size crank. I have a two latch . s/n 2198. This one does not have the gear cover and takes a one screw carriage. I did not realize the difference in size. I guess I need to measure the shafts. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Suitcase Crank?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Some later 4 clip motors will only fit the S-type cranks. It was probably a reaction to the fragile, easily broken, early cranks and a logical progression to the last style of model A motors. I've seen and noted a few of these in my data sheet. I think it was mostly the ones made in 1901. Because of that, I wouldn't start swapping out what may be correct and original. HTH.

Martin


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