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by old country chemist
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hello John, in reply to your question . I am reasonably old, I was chemist in Pharmacy, and I used to travel in the country to various shops where I did locum work. I retired in 2012. I am an Aberdonian by birth, lived there till I was 11, then moved down south, and that is when I started collecting...
by old country chemist
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hi All, it seems that Adrian has a camera that will video the machine playing, so may be able in a week or two, to sort that , and then maybe you will hear how good (or not so good) the "Neo-Balmain" is! Now working on sorting the table for the whole machine to be place upon. 30 kilos will...
by old country chemist
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Fontanophone /Mecanophone horn replica.
Replies: 30
Views: 1165

Re: Fontanophone /Mecanophone horn replica.

Most folks could make a paper gramophone horn, but this one is incredible, and I imagine must have caused some real headaches along the way. MARVELLOUS!
by old country chemist
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Thank you all for your kind words regarding the "Neo-Balmain" machine. As I have to be honest, Adrian Tuddenham with, sometimes an over fertile mind, has come up with something different. When he suggested this type of design I was not quite sure, of it, and I was more interested in anothe...
by old country chemist
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hello again to you all. Iain-Now this is an interesting one, the weight on the soundbox. This is something that can be critical. To be honest, the horn, with a no 4 soundbox, ( weights 144 grams), gives no weight to a record. I have used a clamp weighing 72 grams, or a piece of lead, weighing 52 gra...
by old country chemist
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Thank you ALL for your kind words. There is still adjustments to be made, and perhaps an alteration or two. I am placing a couple of pictures which I forgot the other day. Not very good, but give an idea. One is of the levelling screw, which allows for the steel rod ( to be levelled by screwing up o...
by old country chemist
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 16372

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Today I set up the "Neo-Balmain machine in the car port, as plenty of room! I set it all up on an old door we had kicking around, which lay on a couple of my wife's trestles. After levelled the gramophone, I found that I had to raise the motor cabinet about 1.6 inches on blocks, so that the nee...
by old country chemist
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 5667

Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

Roger and myself will be going to Frank's Service-would not miss it. I hope that as many that new him will make the effort to attend.
I think I had one of the first copies of "The E.M.G. Story" and Frank initialed it with a little note.
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by old country chemist
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Homemade Exponential Horn Project
Replies: 61
Views: 2270

Re: Homemade Exponential Horn Project

Hello Ethan, I have listened to parts of our recordings on youtube (something I seldom look into). The clarity seems exceptionally good, and the overall "open horn" effect is most noteworthy. Have you tried some other reproducers? I suppose you are tied to the Orthophonic box which fits yo...
by old country chemist
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Here she is... my transformed XVI
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: Here she is... my transformed XVI

Hello Dischoard (a clever name!) It looks like a brown Pathé PERFECT record on the turntable of your machine. Do I see a wooden needle in the socket? I had a feeling that wooden needles and brown "Perfect" records did not go well together. A very nice job you have made of the gramophone. I...