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 Post subject: Len Spencer - The Arkansas Traveler - 1910 indestructible
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Victor III
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This is one of those great old records that still makes me smile, played on an Amberola 30 that is still in need of quite a few parts but it just about manages to play still!

(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)



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 Post subject: Re: Len Spencer - The Arkansas Traveler - 1910 indestructibl
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 pm 
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It plays well. Even with the missing parts. My first 30 was like this with an external speed knob too. It was missing the case though. I had rigged up a pine wooden block stand for it with the horn sometimes suspended below and sometimes above, old Erector set parts did come in handy! For those across the pond the AC Gilbert Erector set was similar to the Meccano building sets.

Glenn


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 Post subject: Re: Len Spencer - The Arkansas Traveler - 1910 indestructibl
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:39 am 
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And....Don't forget to check out the song....

"The Return of the Arkansas Traveler".....!

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/detai ... 6&r=1&of=2


:o)

Tony K.

Edison Collector/Restorer


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 Post subject: Re: Len Spencer - The Arkansas Traveler - 1910 indestructibl
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:01 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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The humor in this goofy old record is the mental equivalent of slapstick comedy--a blend of surprising and predictable, and always refreshing! Now I need to go find a copy.


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