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by IainW
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

Graham thanks for your photos. Here are a couple of pictures, showing the chuck for holding fibre needles and also the attachment for the springs. I note that (as per Exhibition box) the two springs are secured on the needle bar and the other end, under the head of the set screw, has a slightly over...
by IainW
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

A couple of pictures of soundbox as requested by Graham
by IainW
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

Thanks for the advice Graham, the soundbox that came with my Mk VIII is the exhibition type with mica diaphragm. Although the flyers that Chunny posted indicate the gramophone was originally supplied with two soundboxes the 2nd probably parted company with the machine long before I acquired it. The ...
by IainW
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

Thanks for the advice and pointing me to the post by Ian Maxted. It gives me the confidence to experiment with some gentle tweaking after replacing the gaskets.
Would the small setscrews all be BA threads?
Iain
by IainW
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

Alastair, Your description of a thin washer mounted at the inner end of the tone arm attachment ring exactly matches the arrangement I found on the old rubber insert in the soundbox of my Mk VIII when I replaced it recently for the first time since I acquired it in the 1980's. I suppose it is either...
by IainW
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

As a newcomer to the forum I must admit to being mystified by the repeated references to the tuning of soundboxes for steel or fibre needles. In my ignorance I have blissfully been swapping between types of needles depending upon the condition of the record on the turntable at any particular time. E...
by IainW
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

In the topic 'EMG Mark Numbers' from a couple of years ago Chunny I see you posted a copy of the similar style of advert dated September 1930 which this time includes in the list 'Mark VIII' rather than 'Standard' model. In Oak at £15 and 'with lid' at £20 (No mention of De Luxe). Presumably this is...
by IainW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: E.M.G Mk VIII with a Frank Darrieulat case
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: E.M.G Mk VIII with a Frank Darrieulat case

Thanks for the words of welcome. Regarding posting a recording of the machine in action please be patient. Up till now my means of recording for posterity have been with a 16mm clockwork camera.
Iain
by IainW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1718

Re: EMG Flyers

I think I must agree with Chunny regarding the De Luxe version of the Standard model. The mention of the inlaid cabinet, lid totally enclosing machine when not in use and the significant extra cost would point to it not being the ¾ lid version (at least at the time of publication). Regarding the dat...
by IainW
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: E.M.G Mk VIII with a Frank Darrieulat case
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: E.M.G Mk VIII with a Frank Darrieulat case

Hello, This is my 1st post as I have just joined the forum on the recommendation of Chunny. I bought the Mk VIII in question from a secondhand dealer here in Norfolk in the 1980's. Already owning a few HMV's I was on the lookout for an EMG, and was quite unaware this machine was in any way unusual. ...