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by CarlosV
Wed May 12, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Softening old rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Softening old rubber

My experience with winter green was like yours when I tried on a Pathé rubber phonograph attachment - it became a mess. However, when I tried it on an Exhibition rubber back it worked fine, restoring it to its flexible condition without melting its surface. It is a shot in the dark. I found winter g...
by CarlosV
Tue May 11, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: 'HMV 101 Portable Gramophone in teak'
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: 'HMV 101 Portable Gramophone in teak'

It certainly looks nice, despite the removal of the original finish. I bought mine years ago from Howard Hope, when he had an internet gramophone dealership. It was, and still is, in great shape.
by CarlosV
Tue May 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What types of unusual records have you heard of/have?
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: What types of unusual records have you heard of/have?

The 'mgthomas' website considers as to whether they essentially 'curled' too much, but with respect I am not entirely convinced by this view. http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/Records/LabelPages/Filmophone.htm I have a number of these in different colors. Some of them are quite playable, but others became ...
by CarlosV
Mon May 10, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: A concert in the park.
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: A concert in the park.

Carlos, Your observation about people in the not too distant future being amazed by LP records has already come to pass for me! Annually, for a Boy Scout Music Merit Badge, I bring an HMV 102 to a meeting of 11-16 year old boys, most of whose parents, in their 40's, only remember CDs! The kids stan...
by CarlosV
Mon May 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What types of unusual records have you heard of/have?
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: What types of unusual records have you heard of/have?

I accumulated many unusual records, some of them are listed below: - about a dozen 50 cm Pathés, weighing circa 2 kg each - WWII records, including Churchill speeches, Roosevelt's war declaration and other speeches, Eisenhower D Day speech, Pétain speech, a picture disc honoring general Léclerc, Gig...
by CarlosV
Mon May 10, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV model??
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: HMV model??

The break and the other visible parts are not HMV. Possibly a generic machine made with German or Swiss parts - or a frankenphone.
by CarlosV
Sun May 09, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Which Pathé open horn machines have strong motors?
Replies: 22
Views: 1291

Re: Which Pathé open horn machines have strong motors?

You can try French auction sites, they normally list companies that pack and ship. I suggest also that you contact the seller, maybe you can convince the owner to pack and ship it.
by CarlosV
Sun May 09, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Single sided etched records - how was this done ?
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Single sided etched records - how was this done ?

Would it make you feel better to know that there was actually one old guy in the back room of the factory, whose only job was to hand etch each record after it was pressed? :? :lol: That's right ! :lol: :lol: :lol: Actually there are some etched records that come close to the idea of the old guy do...
by CarlosV
Sun May 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Which Pathé open horn machines have strong motors?
Replies: 22
Views: 1291

Re: Which Pathé open horn machines have strong motors?

CarlosV : I will not open the barrel of my Pathé Concert A as it could be dangerous… However, I’m sure it’s a large single spring motor and it does play 20’’ records without any issue. Yes, it is a very large, strong and dangeours single spring. I keep a spare spring in case it is needed, but after...
by CarlosV
Sun May 09, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: A concert in the park.
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: A concert in the park.

Quite interesting photo! Now that physical media virtually disappeared from the average people's homes, it will not be surprising to see in a few years people giving similar concerts playing exotic things like LP records or cassete tapes to bewildered audiences who could not fathom that music once w...