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by old country chemist
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Today I set up the "Neo-Balmain machine in the car port, as plenty of room! I set it all up on an old door we had kicking around, which lay on a couple of my wife's trestles. After levelled the gramophone, I found that I had to raise the motor cabinet about 1.6 inches on blocks, so that the nee...
by old country chemist
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 8231

Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

Roger and myself will be going to Frank's Service-would not miss it. I hope that as many that new him will make the effort to attend.
I think I had one of the first copies of "The E.M.G. Story" and Frank initialed it with a little note.
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by old country chemist
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Homemade Exponential Horn Project
Replies: 61
Views: 2532

Re: Homemade Exponential Horn Project

Hello Ethan, I have listened to parts of our recordings on youtube (something I seldom look into). The clarity seems exceptionally good, and the overall "open horn" effect is most noteworthy. Have you tried some other reproducers? I suppose you are tied to the Orthophonic box which fits yo...
by old country chemist
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Here she is... my transformed XVI
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Here she is... my transformed XVI

Hello Dischoard (a clever name!) It looks like a brown Pathé PERFECT record on the turntable of your machine. Do I see a wooden needle in the socket? I had a feeling that wooden needles and brown "Perfect" records did not go well together. A very nice job you have made of the gramophone. I...
by old country chemist
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Now I've seen it all!
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Now I've seen it all!

I remember George Overstall on his own made acoustic gramophone, which I have here, playing a long playing record or 33 r.p.m. with a tracking weight of about one gram. He managed it by careful manipulation of his home made weight adjuster, which is positioned at the rear of the tone arm. And he pla...
by old country chemist
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Need help restoring a Meltrope III soundbox
Replies: 36
Views: 6624

Re: Need help restoring a Meltrope III soundbox

Hello Inigo- the 3.2mm outer diameter black rubber gasket tubing is the correct sort for Meltrope 3. I have never found any new supply of, only a 4mm size, which, of course, is too large. My apologies if this has already been mentioned. I hope by now the soundbox is producing the sounds you want to ...
by old country chemist
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Homemade Exponential Horn Project
Replies: 61
Views: 2532

Re: Homemade Exponential Horn Project

Hello Ethan, Your horn project is certainly attracting a big audience-and rightfully so. Good that you are getting good acoustical advice from folks on the forum. This may not be of any interest to you, but I am mentioning it just in case. When I made the "Neo- Balmain" horn, I thought for...
by old country chemist
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: gramophones in films EMG mark 9
Replies: 5
Views: 313

gramophones in films EMG mark 9

Hello all, I am not much of a television watcher, but last night I watched to the end(!) an interesting 1939 British film entitled "ON THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE". Basically it is about a barber, played by Ralph Richardson who commits a theft, which leads to his involvement in blackmail and mur...
by old country chemist
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Regarding the on-going work on the "Neo-Balmain" machine. I travelled to Adrian's yesterday, in the town of Bath. He has made the two "U" clamps to be attached to the soundbox end of the horn, several inches along it's length.. The clamps will have an attachment for the Watt Link...
by old country chemist
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: UNUSUAL BRITISH GRAMOPHONE MOTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: UNUSUAL BRITISH GRAMOPHONE MOTOR

THANK YOU all of you who have enlightened me about the "Qualcast" motor that I have. I enjoyed the bit about the chap who altered a screw in the motor, and then it became a dangerous item. Did the governor end up embedded in the ceiling perhaps? I am thinking of dismantling this motor, cle...