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 Post subject: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:11 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Good Afternoon from Florida.
I purchased a Columbia Phonograph and was hoping you can assist me in finding a replacement reproducer. I have attached 2 photos of my current reproducer and its a Victor Orthophonic reproducer. I don't know if these reproducers are replaceable with what I've been seeing on EBAY. Can someone please assist?

Thsnk you,

Hector Serrano


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Hello, and welcome to the forum!
It would be most helpful to post a picture of your Columbia machine, along with the model number if that is available. It would be pretty easy then to determine what reproducers would work best. Your orthophonic reproducer has some serious pot metal issues, but a suitable Columbia replacement shouldn't be too hard to find. Good luck with your project!
Bob
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:15 pm 
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Thank you, I attached a pic of the phonograph but cant find anywhere on what Columbia model # it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:59 pm 
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Looks to be in beautiful condition! Refinished?

There were a number of similar looking table top Grafonolas produced by Columbia, but the one that comes the closest that I could spot, after culling through "The Columbia Phonograph Companion, Volume II," is the "Eclipse" model which was introduced in 1912. It's the only one I found that shows the two needle wells--front and back--on the right side of the turntable. Not show in the illustration is the center-font nickel pull-knob. Anyway, according to the description, it was fitted with a Columbia #6 reproducer and a bayonet-joint tonearm.

More images of the Eclipse model showing the correct reproducer and tonearm can be found here: https://www.google.com/search?lr=&biw=1 ... k1Qq1NKizk

Hope this helps,
OrthoFan


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:14 am 
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Thank You


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic reproducer
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 am 
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]Greetings from Chicago, where we are watching yesterday's snow melt!

I have a couple of spare soundboxes that I bought for my Victor Credenza - this one is very nice, and plays well. It has the screen (was from a portable Victor) and for some reason, the backs on these don't seem to have the cracking issues. Let me know if you are interested.

Cheers!

Will

alcupown wrote:
Good Afternoon from Florida.
I purchased a Columbia Phonograph and was hoping you can assist me in finding a replacement reproducer. I have attached 2 photos of my current reproducer and its a Victor Orthophonic reproducer. I don't know if these reproducers are replaceable with what I've been seeing on EBAY. Can someone please assist?

Thsnk you,

Hector Serrano


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