I just bought a Cecilian phonograph and am looking for information and help, as I've never owned a phonograph before.
History: Can anyone give me more information about this model, e.g. an estimate of when it was made, and any other history? I've attached some images to this message.
Usage: How much should it be wound up, how should the speed be set, are there other adjustments I should do, etc?
Needles: I understand that I'm supposed to replace the needle after each side played. It came with a jar of needles, and there seem to be two types: one gradually tapers to a point, and the other narrows quickly then remains that narrow for a while before coming to a point. Are these for different volumes? Is replacement simply a matter of inserting the needle and tightening the thumb screw? If the needles look good under a magnifying glass, can I assume they are unused? Any recommended source for replacement needles (I'm in Ontario).
78s: Should any 78s work fine, or should I try to find older ones? Where does one find 78s these days?
Thanks so much for any help!
File comment: Whole unit
IMG_4673_red_rot.jpg [ 163.97 KiB | Viewed 1691 times ]
File comment: Turntable
IMG_4674_red.jpg [ 150.02 KiB | Viewed 1691 times ]
File comment: Numbered plate
IMG_4675_red.jpg [ 201.98 KiB | Viewed 1691 times ]
File comment: Doors open
IMG_4677_red_rot.jpg [ 162.46 KiB | Viewed 1691 times ]