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by Inigo
Fri May 07, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Finding Victor Records
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Finding Victor Records

Acoustic batwings are in every lot of 78s by the dozens! You may also try Nauck's Vintage Records. He's also in the forum. He conducts an impressive mail auction every six months, but also has lists of unsold 78s from past auctions (we call them Naucktions, so well known are they among record collec...
by Inigo
Fri May 07, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Playing "newer" records on Victor VIII
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Playing "newer" records on Victor VIII

You may find similar needles of other brands, I believe that all important brands made their own. For instance, in Europe the German Laubscher brand is easily found. Just check eBay adds with photos of the needles in the boxes. They're ready to find in NOS packages. Modern steel needles suppliers ar...
by Inigo
Fri May 07, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Playing "newer" records on Victor VIII
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Playing "newer" records on Victor VIII

The no2 Victor or HMV soundbox is compatible, and being more compliant, it would be better for electrical recordings. And better the no4. The problem with this is that it's far larger than the Exhibition, and the angle of the needle on the record will be far from the recommended value. There's anoth...
by Inigo
Fri May 07, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Zonophone phonograph
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Zonophone phonograph

In case there's no direct replacement, I'm sure that many colleagues herein that have a lathe and master abilities, could make a new one for you! Just place it in the WANTED section of traders...
by Inigo
Fri May 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Zonophone phonograph
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Zonophone phonograph

Wonderful!
I believe herein you can get the info on how to replace the broken gear, and the crank, or get good new replicas. Fine if you could also get the records!
by Inigo
Thu May 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: UK/European Trader
Topic: Hmv exhibition soundbox black rubber flange. Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Hmv exhibition soundbox black rubber flange. Wanted

Just a question... I bought some from I don't remember who... They were hard rubber, like neoprene.
Among the several sources available, it's there any made of natural soft rubber?
by Inigo
Thu May 06, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Music
Topic: How many records have you broken in your lifetime?
Replies: 65
Views: 7447

Re: How many records have you broken in your lifetime?

I've broken several, mostly in my early years... One I specially remember was a Spanish pressing of a12" record of Andre Kostelanetz Orch playing Tea for Two and so, one of the later US Columbia recordings. Was the only record I bought that morning for a mere 75c back then. It was NOS. They put...
by Inigo
Wed May 05, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: Project: Molded rubber Columbia flanges
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Project: Molded rubber Columbia flanges

Me too, I need two of them, one for immediate replacing and another one for spare... Thanks! Still I owe you the dimensions taken from mine for comparison... Mine is 1.5" outer diameter, 0.5" inner. Total thickness seems 0.25" at the outer ridge. The resulting distance between center ...
by Inigo
Tue May 04, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: 102 PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE advertisement 1931.
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: 102 PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE advertisement 1931.

A beautiful advert, thanks! The model in the advertising has the old style automatic brake, whose knee can be seen near the tonearm base ;)
by Inigo
Mon May 03, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics

Here are the pages for this song in Cole porter's songbook,
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