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 Post subject: Edison Standard A - All fixed up
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:23 am 
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Victor III
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I have put a couple of posts up regarding this machine, but it's now all fixed up and playing.

The reproducer was on the verge of being scrapped, with the original hinge block being destroyed and pin firmly jammed in the body, I managed to get the pin out and made a new threaded pin and now it works, need some better glue for attaching the pin to the block but it's working for now.

I've oiled it up, it was incredibly dry, made a new belt and glued the loose case back together, it plays steady and makes it through JUST short of two cylinders on a full wind, so the spring still has enough strength in it.

It's serial number S153436, don't quite know where that places it date wise.

Fitted it with a 30" brass horn, and a very cool thing is a decal on the lid from presumably the original dealer

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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard A - All fixed up
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:14 pm 
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15, beginner when it comes to restoration.
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Looks great. I'm sure you could get the dents out with a hard rubber mallet and something to contour on the outside. You can find videos on YouTube of people fixing dents in brass instruments, like tubas, trombones,and trumpets etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard A - All fixed up
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Victor II
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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I bet that thing sounds great with that long horn on it! Now you've got me wanting to do another overhaul on my own Standard A.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard A - All fixed up
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:23 pm 
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I bet that thing sounds great with that long horn on it! Now you've got me wanting to do another overhaul on my own Standard A.


It does now, just finished working on the reproducer, I turned the stylus to get a fresh edge and now it's really picking up, only problem is I need another project now!

I may keep one eye open for a conversion kit I can fit to it


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard A - All fixed up
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:35 am 
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Thanks for sharing the progress with your Edison Standard A.


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