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by gramophoneshane
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Curious doors
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Curious doors

:lol: lol
Perhaps they had a crystal ball and could see into the future?
by gramophoneshane
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Model O reproducer VS Diamond B for Blue Amberols
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Model O reproducer VS Diamond B for Blue Amberols

I think you mean you won't need a Model B (sapphire) reproducer for a while. A Diamond B is what you really should use if you intend playing Blue Amberols, and any other celluloid 2 or 4 minute cylinders in your collection. For ordinary black wax 2 min cylinders all you'll need is a common Model C (...
by gramophoneshane
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Curious doors
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Curious doors

I'm confused. The Facebook for sale listing says this is possibly a (rare) 1912 model, and according to the Victor Victrola site this cabinet style was made between 1912-14, and 40,000 units were made, so why are they considered rare? Is it because most spring motor cabinets don't have these back do...
by gramophoneshane
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Model O reproducer VS Diamond B for Blue Amberols
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Model O reproducer VS Diamond B for Blue Amberols

It will, but celluloid cylinders will more rapidly wear a flat on the sapphire stylus. That endangers any wax Amberols that you might play with that stylus. The Diamond B (and other diamond stylus reproducers) were intended to play celluloid. Best practice is sapphire for wax, diamond for celluloid...
by gramophoneshane
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Worth the effort?
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: Worth the effort?

If the outside has been shellacked, which it has, then the inside surface has to be sealed. I've never heard of having to seal the inside surface when shellac is used. It certainly was never done for centuries on even large bits of timber like table tops or drawer fronts etc. I know it's important ...
by gramophoneshane
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Worth the effort?
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: Worth the effort?

Personally, I think you're better off looking for a good original replacement cabinet, and once that's found, have a go at restoring the cabinet you've got then. To do the cabinet you have now properly, it should be taken completely apart so you can strip the silver paint from inside and the present...
by gramophoneshane
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Best source for Victor springs?
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Best source for Victor springs?

The bearing you want to leave in place is on the disc end, it has a round ball that the governor spindle drives against. I've never encountered a ball bearing in a governor bearing ever and I've been doing these motors for over 40 yrs. The only ball bearing I've ever encountered has been at the bot...
by gramophoneshane
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Best source for Victor springs?
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Best source for Victor springs?

I always remove the governor to clean it properly, but only remove one bearing to do so. It's not just the worm gear that needs cleaning, but also the central shaft that the disc attached to the weights has to slide along. By leaving one bearing in place, it can easily be put back in its original po...
by gramophoneshane
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Bruce Diamond Edison diamond stylus
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Bruce Diamond Edison diamond stylus

I believe they are actually made to the exact original specifications that Edison used, and they are a better quality diamond than those used for the British made reproductions.
by gramophoneshane
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Orthoponic and orthophonic styles machines
Replies: 36
Views: 2997

Re: Orthoponic and orthophonic styles machines

What I'm curious about is how he managed to fit that onto an Edison machine with the horn neck. By simply removing the original soundbox from the Edison lateral adaptor and fitting the Brunswick soundbox. Brunswick portables don't use the same fat tonearm used on larger Panatropes, so the soundbox ...