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by Benjamin_L
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: FS: ?????Sonora????? Table Top
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: FS: Sonora Table Top

I don't think this is a Sonora table top model, the grill, tonearm/reproducer/brake and shape of the horn are nothing similar to a Sonora. I think someone just slapped a Sonora tag on a supplier off-brand.
by Benjamin_L
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Starr tabletop project
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Starr tabletop project

dzavracky wrote:I’ve got 2 Starr records. They didn’t come with this machine though
Jealous! I'd love to have early vertical Starr records one day.
by Benjamin_L
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Starr tabletop project
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Starr tabletop project

Made by the Starr Piano company, it's a style(model) ½. I know it wasn't in their first lineup of machines, so it was introduced in 1917 and rebranded in 1922-1923 with a different tonearm before being pashed out completely in 1925. Since it has the swivel tonearm and standard reproducer I'd put it ...
by Benjamin_L
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: FOR SALE: PHONOGRAPH PARTS - $30
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: FOR SALE: PHONOGRAPH PARTS - $30

Do you still have the Aeolian auto-stop?
by Benjamin_L
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Found:Assorted Vocalions
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Wanted:Assorted Vocalions

Anyone?
by Benjamin_L
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: WANTED: Any QRS records or portables
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: WANTED: Any QRS records or portables

A QRS portable popped up on Facebook market place:(https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... =undefined)
by Benjamin_L
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Found:Assorted Vocalions
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Found:Assorted Vocalions

Hello everyone, I'm looking for a few particular Vocalions, if you have one you're willing to sell (or more than one) please let me know. I'd like to find as many from the same seller just to have a lower shipping cost, but these are some of my favorites. So if I have to get each from separate selle...
by Benjamin_L
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: My first talking machines and info on their restoration
Replies: 64
Views: 4645

Re: My first talking machines and info on their restoration

You did a phenomenal job cleaning up the cabinet, be cautious with later 40s-50s records.

Acoustic machines aren't great with later 78s as they wear down faster and can over power the mica diaphragm. (They're designed mainly for acoustic records before the 1930s.)
by Benjamin_L
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck pot metal tonearm
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Stuck pot metal tonearm

The freezer trick usually works for me
by Benjamin_L
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Starck Piano Company - Floor Model
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Starck Piano Company - Floor Model

(Photos would help.) Most machines of the late teens through the early 20s used a swivel tonearm design to accommodate lateral/vertical records. The pot metal has probably swollen over time, you'll have to stick it in the freezer for awhile then put penetrating oil to try and make it come apart. Don...