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by old country chemist
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 144
Views: 9327

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Today my long suffering dear wife and I cobbled up some arrangement to try to play a few bars of a couple of gramophone records. She produced the other day, an extendable tripod arrangement, which I remember at one time had on top a large searchlight which she used when viewing moths against a white...
by old country chemist
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 144
Views: 9327

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hello again all, I have just looked out the possible suggestion, put forward by a very clever chap, ADRIAN Tuddenham, who sent me the following scan last year. He is very keen on angled bearings, ( he says he has used them on a slightly similar application), and when we can meet up again, I think we...
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 144
Views: 9327

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Alex-you ask "where to find all that mercury"-well I have about 5 lbs in weight of it here in my little lab., in two containers, both collected from clearing folks garages! Nasty stuff Mercury. The vapour is evident at 60 degree F. I expect we have all "played" with it during Che...
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 144
Views: 9327

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hi all! I have just completed last weekend, the finishing papers on the inside of the "Neo-Balmain" horn. My wife and I spent many hours looking at Decopauge papers and allied items, wallpapers of every design, wrapping papers, etc. Whilst in a large shop called "The Range-they have q...
by old country chemist
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone

Hi Alex-what a lovely gramophone and cabinet. I will listen to the video later, but the whole effect of the machine is quite, nay VERY impressive. As you are a young chap, how do you find the time for work? I imagine your gramophone hobby must fill up your time pretty well! "Artistry in Wood&qu...
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Nom-Y-Ka diaphragms
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Nom-Y-Ka diaphragms

Probably the name if the diaphragms Nom-Y-Ka means "No mica" Theses diaphragms could may have been an improvement on the Bozon's patent Tortoiseshell diaphragms, as at one time he wanted to break into the American market with his product. but I thought that years ago there was something me...
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Fiber needle wear
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Fiber needle wear

Andy-you are probably right the skin on the outside. Must be my age! I could not really remember, so I got out a few H.M.V. bamboo needles that I had, unused, and they were all cut with the skin on the inside. Perhaps they were different. My apologies.
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1918

Re: EMG Flyers

Yes, I agree, Graham knows much about soundbox adjustments, also chunny, and also Master Kirtley, I hear is also doing good work in that field. I looked into the link to the soundbox "tuning" from years ago by Ian. Yes HE was the man who, like Mr Creese at Expert, knew the "ropes"...
by old country chemist
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Fiber needle wear
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Fiber needle wear

Hello Ho_Hum-interesting forum name, I have a good tune from the early 1930s of that title, I think on "Durium" My next suggestion is for you to examine EACH FIBRE or BAMBOO needle before you play it. The "skin" side is always FACING TOWARDS THE TURNTABLE SPINDLE. WHEN INSERTED I...
by old country chemist
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1918

Re: EMG Flyers

Hello Iain, thanks for the pictures of the rubber ring attached to the insulating compression ring from your Mk8. And what a handsome machine it is too-the nicest I have ever seen! I had a Mk8 in about 1982. I think it cost the equivalent of 80 quid-when I say "equivalent" I meant that I o...