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by coyote
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Diamond Disc vs Edison Needle Cut sound quality controversy
Replies: 41
Views: 8992

Re: Diamond Disc vs Edison Needle Cut sound quality controversy

I found the article in the Amberola Graphic and it was indeed Ron Dethlefson's research . The pertinent entries were gleaned from the Cash books and the Booking Calendar for the New York studio in 1929. The note in the booking calender for August 15 reads Discontinued making direct recordings for &...
by coyote
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: American Pickers
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: American Pickers

Thanks for the rundown on a more recent episode. It always bugged me that whenever the guys would find a phonograph, it would be overdubbed with someone's idea of "old-timey" music coming from it to prevent copyright claims.
by coyote
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: For Sale $500 - 18,000 78rpm disc collection in Southen Ontario
Replies: 19
Views: 1459

Re: For Sale $500 - 18,000 78rpm disc collection in Southen Ontario

I always imagined, when the time comes, I or my heirs would contact Nauck's or somewhere similar so that future generations could enjoy my records. Hopefully the interest is still there!
by coyote
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison Diamond Disc Jig
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Edison Diamond Disc Jig

Abe,

Is it this thread? Brad hasn't logged in since late 2017, but the dimensions are all detailed.
by coyote
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Edison Needle-Type Catalog Number Oddity
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Edison Needle-Type Catalog Number Oddity

Indeed, a fun record. I thought of the label printer typo, but would this explain 14007 also stamped into the record itself? While the matrix would be inscribed on the master, was the catalog number hand-set? In other words, when stamping, did the employee just dial the stamp to match the label?
by coyote
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Edison Needle-Type Catalog Number Oddity
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Edison Needle-Type Catalog Number Oddity

One Diamond Disc take and two of the lateral takes on YouTube. Apologies for the DD and one of the laterals being severely worn.

(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)

by coyote
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison Home vs. Amberola 1A
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Edison Home vs. Amberola 1A

I had previously done a quick and dirty test of the sound of the Opera vs 1A with sound clips here. I never did the Triumph with MM horn vs Opera, but I, too, would assume they would sound similar. However, when the Opera is correctly adjusted, it could conceivably have less warble than an average T...
by coyote
Mon May 24, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Music Trader
Topic: Wanted: High Quality photo of Edison DD 51008-L label
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Wanted: High Quality photo of Edison DD 51008-L label

My copy doesn't have a great label, but perhaps this scan may be a help to you. The lines in the tops of the catalog number and the matrix number are actually printed that way on my label. I hope the label version matches your R side.
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by coyote
Fri May 21, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Inventory of Beethoven and Schubert Edisonic phonographs
Replies: 346
Views: 48880

Re: Inventory of Beethoven and Schubert Edisonic phonographs

Chewy: You don't have to buy the whole machine for the reproducer. A number are available on eBay (Edisonic and non-). Buy a rebuilt one from a reputable seller and make sure the needle is in good condition. As for the lid lift spring, there are photos from a 1-C here in this thread. I have also sen...
by coyote
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The New Edison comparison
Replies: 0
Views: 230

The New Edison comparison

I took this ad from an eBay seller's listing. I was amused by item 8 on the phonograph comparison card: "playing records made for other phonographs." Funny, as this practice was quickly discouraged by Edison!
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