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by dzavracky
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Searchlight horn find

Here’s a video comparison of a small and large horn.

David
by dzavracky
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Searchlight horn find

Bruce, Thank you for that info!! I think I will clean and wax the green one, and repaint the red one. What wax do you use? I just got done cleaning the horn with the flowers. I really didn’t think this one would clean up as nice as it did. Also attached is a picture of a big and small horn next to e...
by dzavracky
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Searchlight horn find

What are your thoughts on the outside of the horn? It's no prize-winner, but a gentle cleaning might help. These translucent finishes on Searchlight horns are notorious for aging poorly, but a repainted horn will always be just that. There are many, many horns which are good candidates for a repain...
by dzavracky
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Searchlight horn find

George,

I wasn’t sure about keeping the paint on the green one... but I suppose you’re right. I was going to repaint it because I don’t think it’s very much to look at... especially the outside. What are your thoughts on the outside of the horn?

As expected all 3 of them are pretty rusty.

David
by dzavracky
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Searchlight horn find

Charles, I am going to try to replicate the original colors the best I can. I am going to be going off of this advertisement... one horn will be a dark blue with gold stripes. The other will be red with gold stripes. I really like the way my horn looks. But if I was going to go back and paint it aga...
by dzavracky
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Searchlight horn find
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Searchlight horn find

I have been wanting a big searchlight horn ever since I got my small one. I went on a trip this afternoon with my dad, and we went past an antique store. We decided to stop and went inside, and in the back of the store I found 3 of the big searchlight horns! I’d like any thoughts/advice on repainted...
by dzavracky
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: From Junk To Jewel, Circassian Victrola XVI
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: From Junk To Jewel, Circassian Victrola XVI

Wow it looks great. I am excited for the next update

Cheers
David
by dzavracky
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: WANTED- 2 min cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: WANTED- 2 min cylinders

I found what I needed. Thanks guys

David
by dzavracky
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: WANTED- Transportation from Naperville IL
Replies: 1
Views: 118

WANTED- Transportation from Naperville IL

If anyone is going to be making a trip south towards Knoxville Tn from Naperville IL in the near future, will you send me PM? I acquired a new piece for my collection, and need help getting it closer to me.

Thanks!

David
by dzavracky
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: WANTED- 2 min cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 176

WANTED- 2 min cylinders

I recently fixed an Edison phonograph for a customer and he wants to buy some 2 min cylinders to go with it (he only has 1 cylinder at the moment).

Let me know what you've got!

David