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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm Problem
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Location: South Carolina
Here are some pictures of a properly loaded tonearm I put back the way the Victor Company built it. All parts are original but replicas from Walt Sommers (cyber_tigger) should be as good or better.

Best of luck with your restoration! Victrolas are awesome and they sound great. While you're at it I would get the rebuild kit to restore the reproducer (takes a good one and makes it a great one) and pick up some of his awesome needles.

Have fun!


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File comment: Tonearm removed by loosening setscrew and lifting pivot pin--bearings are held in with red axle grease but Vaseline can also be used.
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File comment: Motorboard of 1914 Victrola XIV--similar but larger than Model XI
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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm Problem
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Thanks to all for help. The problem indeed was the missing ball bearings. How they disappeared is beyond me. Nevertheless I ordered replacements with the link provided an it took just a few minutes to get it going. Now on to the motor! Gotta do some research and watch some videos.

Thanks again!


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