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by MikeB
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Data Plate on Victrola XVI
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Data Plate on Victrola XVI

I just noticed that the data plate on my late model Victrola XVI has a hole punched out after the serial number. I understand that they were no longer using letters after the serial number at this point (1917-1918), and I wonder if a suffix letter was removed from this plate. I've never seen this be...
by MikeB
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: The Victrola Mystery Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: The Victrola Mystery Hole

Just when I thought that I had noticed all the weirdness, I found another hole. This small hole is behind the needle cups. It is near the tonearm, so it would support the theory of some kind of amplifier being wired in at one time. So now I have another hole to fill... Thanks for the suggestion of u...
by MikeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Very Early Victrola IX
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Very Early Victrola IX

I think that the slowdown at the end is because I didn't wind it enough. The springs also clunk once in a while, as I haven't cleaned and re-greased them.

The cat, coincidentally, is named Nipper.
by MikeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Very Early Victrola IX
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Very Early Victrola IX

The machine turned out really nicely, and I decided that it's a keeper. The worst of it was that a Swiss reproducer was glued/soldered to the the tonearm. I ended up switching the tonearm u-tube with another one that I had rather than trying to get it off, and I added a rebuilt Exhibition reproducer...
by MikeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: The Victrola Mystery Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: The Victrola Mystery Hole

There is another mystery hole in the motor board that looks very much like the one that is circled. It is on the front-left side, on the joint, an inch or two in from the corner. It is fainter than the other but looks like the same size. That's the hole for the motor board lift knob. It's missing o...
by MikeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: The Victrola Mystery Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: The Victrola Mystery Hole

Thanks. I too think that the motor is original. The extra motor board hole still has me stumped, though, circled here is yellow. It does look like a washer was here at some point. As for the hole in the side, I would like to try and plug it. My woodworking skills are very limited, but we will see ho...
by MikeB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: The Victrola Mystery Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 403

The Victrola Mystery Hole

I went for years without buying a Victrola IX, and now I found three of them in the space of a couple of months. Here is #3, (the really cheap one!), which is a bit of a mystery. It is a 1914 "F" machine. There is a hole drilled in the cabinet on the left side of the cabinet, near the rear...
by MikeB
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Very Early Victrola IX
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Very Early Victrola IX

I just picked up this Victrola IX, which I think was produced during the first year. I've only seen later models, so I thought the differences very interesting and I figured I'd share. Here is SN# 4146, dated June 27, 1911 on the label. It has the bullet brake, no real horn, piano-type door hinges, ...
by MikeB
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: Looking for horn crane
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Looking for horn crane

I think that the cranes that were used on the Standards and Homes were generally made for larger horns and might be too long to use for a red Fireside horn, but I'm not sure. I believe that these small red and black horns were made specifically for the Firesides and Gems. Maybe a small table crane m...
by MikeB
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: Looking for horn crane
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Looking for horn crane

Hi -

We would need to know which model Fireside you have, and which horn that you are trying to put on it. Is it a small red Fireside horn, a cygnet horn, or some other type of horn? Reproductions for the small red horns are available and fairly inexpensive.