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 Post subject: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:43 pm 
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So did someone make these two holes when they upgraded from a Concert sound box to an Exhibition. This was my thought because when I bought a reproduction Concert the arm's height had to be changed. That is when I discovered the two holes. All for naught as the Concert reproduction sounded horrible and so had to put the Exhibition sound box back on. So do you think the holes were added by an owner years ago after purchase?


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 Post subject: Re: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:05 am 
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Wow no one has any thoughts on this? Amazing since most folks have opinions on almost everything. ha ha including me!


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 Post subject: Re: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am 
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There's an earlier thread on this topic, which you might find under the "Search" feature.

The upshot, as I recall, was that there are a number of rear-mount Victors from this era which have two sets of holes as yours does. These were in all likelihood done at the factory.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:33 am 
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Thanks George.


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 Post subject: Re: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:36 am 
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I've wondered about the extra holes myself. The Concert sound box has a slightly smaller total diameter. Maybe the lower holes are for the Concert and the upper holes for the Exhibition. The tone arm on a rigid arm machine has a limit pin. If the needle does not reach the record maybe you should move the back bracket to the lower position.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Holes in back of Monarch rigid arm phonograph
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 am 
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Speaking of two holes. I was playing with and looking over my Zonophone and voila as my French teacher would have said. It too has two holes. I will attach a photo of the holes in the Zonophone


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