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by CarlosV
Tue May 04, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: Project: Molded rubber Columbia flanges
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Project: Molded rubber Columbia flanges

Two or three for me. Good luck!
by CarlosV
Mon May 03, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?

Henry wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 7:33 am It's a bit more complicated than that. There's a perimeter flange as well as a raised center hub to account for.
You are correct, however neither are essential for the interface to work properly.
by CarlosV
Mon May 03, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?

If you were planning to make more than a few, it would probably be more cost effective to 3d print a mould and cast the parts. There is a wider range of castable rubbers available. It seems to me that the simplest way to make such rubbers is to cut a pair of discs with rubber sheets, bore six holes...
by CarlosV
Sun May 02, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Does anyone sell a rubber flange for this columbia reproducer?

One oddity about these Columbia rubber plates is that while the US-made rubber hardened with time, the UK plates, of identical design but certainly of different rubber composition, maintained their flexibility, some looking like new today.
by CarlosV
Sat May 01, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Columbia No 117
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Columbia No 117

It is the 117a which has the Plano-Reflex tonearm and No.9 soundbox, as do all models with the "a" suffix. The 117 which is the subject of this thread has a single piece tonearm, a No.8 soundbox and a Garrard No.50 single spring motor. The 117 was one of the new Viva-Tonal range introduce...
by CarlosV
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Columbia No 117
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Columbia No 117

It is an English Columbia and it has a plano-reflex pot metal tone arm and a Columbia nr 9 soundbox. A good machine with its bifurcated horn. The motor is Columbia-branded but (I believe) made by Garrard. With some luck you will be able to find the missing parts in the UK eBay. Try also Soundgen in ...
by CarlosV
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Pathé phonograph “Orpheus” attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Pathé phonograph “Orpheus” attachment

The approximate lengths are 15.5 cm, 4.5cm , 2 cm. But it is more complex than what my first photo shows. Here it is disassembled, the short rod fits inside a cup to the long rod. You can find one of these in the French eBay , every now and then one shows up for sale.
by CarlosV
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison B-60 Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Edison B-60 Motor

Both rods that guide the belt have what I believe it is a cork thin sheet. I had the same problem you refer on my B80, and I lightly sanded the rod cork surface - and the inner belt side - with a fine grain sandpaper. That solved the speed variation problem. But this motor is underpowered, I have to...
by CarlosV
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Pathé phonograph “Orpheus” attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Pathé phonograph “Orpheus” attachment

This is what you refer, I presume. Not easy to reproduce.
by CarlosV
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Aspirational Crapophones......at last!
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Aspirational Crapophones......at last!

Steve wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:58 pm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154430981086

When it goes undetected it wants to be a "Melba"!
Even crapophones have their hierarchy.