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by gramophone-georg
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV Cockleshell Model - Horn Color?
Replies: 13
Views: 128

Re: HMV Cockleshell Model - Horn Color?

My scientific wild assed guess is either that all horns were initially painted red, OR as Jamie suggested, maybe they were overstocked on red and the buyer wanted green. The reason I suggest all were initially painted red is that, if these were painted in green or black to order, it would not have b...
by gramophone-georg
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Ever Heard a Cigarette Box Talk?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Ever Heard a Cigarette Box Talk?

Hmmm. Wonder if it says "If you don't stop smoking, yer gonna flippin DIE"?
by gramophone-georg
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Edison Home Cylinder Phonograph Bettplatte 2-4 Minute Getriebe
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Edison Home Cylinder Phonograph Bettplatte 2-4 Minute Getriebe

If JB Weld is not available, UHU Poly Max Glassklar will likely fix it.

But, to answer your question, there should be a small slotted screw down in that hole if memory serves.
by gramophone-georg
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?
Replies: 23
Views: 320

Re: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?

Generally, I store them alphabetically by artist/band, but that gets screwed up sometimes when there is a different artist on each side of a record (this seems to happen mostly on older discs) or two artists collaborating on a song (such as Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters). That's a perfect exa...
by gramophone-georg
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?
Replies: 23
Views: 320

Re: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?

Mostly sleeves. Some albums are used to round up records by certain people I have a lot of records by. Albums set upright on a table and opened out are safer for records than leafing through like a book. Do you mark the outside of the albums or do you just know what's what? I think I'm going to do ...
by gramophone-georg
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?
Replies: 23
Views: 320

Re: How do you prefer to store your records? Albums or Sleeves? Combo?

I use albums exclusively and I mark the albums. I like to hunt for the correct albums for their labels whenever possible- e.g., Victors in Victor albums, Columbia in Columbia albums, Brunswick in Brunswick, etc., wherever possible. If they are just misc Victor records in Victor albums I don't bother...
by gramophone-georg
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Using Glue to clean a 78?
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Using Glue to clean a 78?

White glue or Elmer's Glue is safe because it is water soluble and won't permanently stick to a non-porous surface. Original Gorilla glue will stick permanently to almost any surface and is very difficult to remove, I have never found a good use for it because it foams and expands. Gorilla wood glu...
by gramophone-georg
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV

This is what makes rare records rare- they weren't popular, for whatever reason- Sometimes, the reason seems to be, that they were just not good.... I sat in on a couple of Jazz Record Club "record spins" many years ago. It seemed that most of the members were serious, high-end collectors...
by gramophone-georg
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Folks should really watch a little less reality TV

The thing about record collections is that, for the most part, people bought what they liked that was popular. This is what makes rare records rare- they weren't popular, for whatever reason- things like the Harry James/ Frank Sinatra Brunswick Sinatra debut, "Your Mother's Son In Law" by ...
by gramophone-georg
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: New Lumiere Diaphragm Gramophone

epigramophone wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:09 am Your veneer work would not look out of place in a vintage Rolls-Royce. Young people with your skills are the future of our hobby.

Roger.
Or a vintage Mercedes! I am a sucker for burled walnut, too. The machine sounds fantastic. Nice work!