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by AZ*
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Victor IV mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Victor IV mystery

Assuming the cleaning and servicing was done well, and everything is properly adjusted, then like Jerry, I question the springs. I am not sure what "old but solid" means. I have attached a photo of an old spring and a new spring. The old spring (left) had lost some of its springiness after...
by AZ*
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Question about Victor Exhibition reproducers
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Question about Victor Exhibition reproducers

A similar question was asked recently. See: https://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48391&p=286755&hilit=victor+exhibition#p286755 1909 is the year of the change, but I don't know if the exact month and day or serial number range has been established. The VDB says round hol...
by AZ*
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: 1980s paraphernalia found in auction
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: 1980s paraphernalia found in auction

Needle packs are from APSCO.

http://www.antiquephono.com/
by AZ*
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Fiber needle wear
Replies: 26
Views: 458

Re: Fiber needle wear

I thought the 'skin' should be on the outside... Examining the new-old-stock EMG Davey fibres and others I have here, they are cut that way... :?: I always understood this to be because, having dynamically levelled the gramophone (i.e. not with a spirit level, but for null tonearm swing on a dead w...
by AZ*
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Circassian Walnut VV-230 from Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 25
Views: 886

Re: Circassian Walnut VV-230 from Facebook Marketplace

What a surprise. A post about a Circassian Walnut machine that is actually Circassian!

You got a bargain that many of us only dream about. I am not typically a fan of lowboys, but in this case, I'll make an exception. :clover:
by AZ*
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Edison Fireside with Cygnet $1500 in Fayetteville NC
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Edison Fireside with Cygnet $1500 in Fayetteville NC

I tend to agree with VEF's assessment. I can remember when Firesides in excellent condition had asking prices in the $1200-1400 range, but that was over 20 years ago. Prices have softened since then. Seller does not appear to be a knowledgeable collector, as he places a 1905 date on the machine and ...
by AZ*
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Orthophonic reproducer question - the diaphragm.
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Orthophonic reproducer question - the diaphragm.

Yes, you can swap them.
by AZ*
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Exhibition Reproducer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Exhibition Reproducer Question

According to the VDB, 1909.
by AZ*
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: How many portables do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 1144

Re: How many portables do you have?

Hmmm ...

Here I thought I was the odd man out, but now I discover that I am not alone in my preference for the HMV 101 over the 102 for the same reasons listed by others. :rose:

They are both great machines, but the HMV 101 wins (for me).
by AZ*
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: How many portables do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 1144

Re: How many portables do you have?

Too many! I have at least 30 or so including the "mini" portables (cameraphones, Mikiphone, Excelda, etc.), the heavy HMV trans-portables (112, 113 & 118), the typical HMV 101s, 102s and Columbia and Victor machines plus others. One of the more interesting ones (to me at least) is a Gi...