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 Post subject: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Victor O
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I need a few of the rubber connectors that is used between the reproducer and large horn on my cylider phonographs.
what can i use instead? perhaps a hose from the autoparts? Maybe a ⅝ black heater hose? Maybe ¾?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Many of the suppliers listed in the Links page carry rubber connector tubing, which is softer and more pliable than the stuff you find in hardware stores.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:03 am 
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I went to a hydraulic hose shop that made the hoses on site last year. I took a sample of the rubber extender for the horn and they matched it perfectly. They had to special order it but it is available. I paid $ 22.00 for three feet( minimum order) and have replacements for a few years after I cut them up. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:37 am 
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tomb wrote:
I went to a hydraulic hose shop that made the hoses on site last year. I took a sample of the rubber extender for the horn and they matched it perfectly. They had to special order it but it is available. I paid $ 22.00 for three feet( minimum order) and have replacements for a few years after I cut them up. Tom


I bought a collection of phonographs and while i know a phonograph supplier has them I don't want to place such a small order. I will take a tube I have and try your suggestion first thing this morning.
Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:36 am 
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I went to auto zone with a rubber connector and explained what I needed.
He brought out a piece, charged me 50 cents, and it's a perfect fit when I got home

Yes, it's a hair thicker and yes, not as flexible, but I can now display and listen
To them till I place an order!


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Ron Sitko sells this tubing for about $1.00 a foot. That was several years ago. Stay away from auto parts hose. It's expensive, and too stiff. The result will be poor.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
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Ron Sitko sells this tubing for about $1.00 a foot. That was several years ago. Stay away from auto parts hose. It's expensive, and too stiff. The result will be poor.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Phonofreak wrote:
Ron Sitko sells this tubing for about $1.00 a foot. That was several years ago. Stay away from auto parts hose. It's expensive, and too stiff. The result will be poor.
Harvey Kravitz


I agree with you, this was just something I needed in a pinch till my next order. Then I'll replace all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber tube between reproducer and horn
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:07 am 
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Richards Laboratories http://www.richardslaboratories.com producing high quality cylinder blanks
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Some years ago, before the supple black
rubber connector hoses were commonly available,
some Edison phonograph owners were using short
lengths of .625 inch inside diameter surgical
tubing.

That stuff is very flexible and it's nice and thick,
the wall is about .125 inch.

It is a light yellow color.

It darkens some with age, and it also looses
its flexibility after several years.

The black stuff available now seems to be about
the same as the surgical tubing, only dyed black not
the raw yellow rubber.
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