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by kirtley2012
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone

Thanks all

It has feet, I’ve just not fitted them yet, I’ll do that when I shine the cabinet up

Alastair, I’d not planned on it but I do have a blank diaphragm already cut out, I’ll see what I can do
by kirtley2012
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone
Replies: 8
Views: 75

New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone

This has been my little side project for the past few weeks. The Lumiere diaphragm was an orphan from a HMV 460 that someone previously converted to 461 specs, after I got the diaphragm I decided to build a gramophone around it, I wanted it to look a bit striking so I used some heavily figured doubl...
by kirtley2012
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

My EMG 4 spring still has those present, I'd have thought they may have been to ease alignment when putting the soundbox together and lessen the risk of cross threading and perhaps act as guides when adjusting the soundbox back, it's all anybody's guess though!
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by kirtley2012
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Wanted: come josephine my flying machine cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Wanted: come josephine my flying machine cylinder

I wanted one for ages, and finally settled on buying a new copy from Vulcan. It's is brilliant, and will keep me sorted until an original turns up I got one of the vulcan wax masters of that song, it is a great alternative if you're unable to find an original, though it's not the Billy Murray version
by kirtley2012
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: 12" HMV turntable wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: 12" HMV turntable wanted

yes thats the one
by kirtley2012
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Were steel needle soundboxes heavier ?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Were steel needle soundboxes heavier ?

I know in the world of EMG and Expert, the opposite is true, it was always thought that a heavier soundbox would be better at compressing the fiber needle tip into the groove, my EMG and Expert 4 spring soundboxes, intended for fiber needles weigh 214 grams, I certainly wouldn't want to use a steel ...
by kirtley2012
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: 12" HMV turntable wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: 12" HMV turntable wanted

Enrico wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:21 am
kirtley2012 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:01 pm I'm in need of a 12 inch HMV turntable for a gramophone project I've currently got in progress, has anybody got a spare?

Thanks

Alex
Hi Alex,

Are you still looking for this?

Best wishes,
Enrico
Hi Enrico

I am indeed
by kirtley2012
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Odd items found inside phonographs
Replies: 209
Views: 33530

Re: Odd items found inside phonographs

I just the other day bought a HMV 102 from ebay, loose inside the horn and inside the cabinet were about 4-500 used rusty needles, I think the horn must have been the previous owners used needle pot, took ages to get them all out! And the 511 I recently restored had a big bundle of cloth covered ele...
by kirtley2012
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Correct type crane for a suitcase home?
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Correct type crane for a suitcase home?

I'm looking to eventually have a cabinet mounted crane for my 1897 Edison home, I haven't the floorspace for a floor crane now, but I'm slightly in unknown territory, what would be a correct type cabinet crane for such a machine, I've got a 30" brass horn ready for it
by kirtley2012
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Edison Fireside with Cygnet $1500 in Fayetteville NC
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Edison Fireside with Cygnet $1500 in Fayetteville NC

My fireside is the same with an external speed control, I believe it was a dealer modification