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by old country chemist
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: UNUSUAL BRITISH GRAMOPHONE MOTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 324

UNUSUAL BRITISH GRAMOPHONE MOTOR

I was sorting through some electric gramophone motors last evening, and found this heavy, lumpy motor. I suppose this section is for British and European MACHINES, so I suppose you could call this motor a MACHINE in it's own right! It is a QUALCAST GRAMOPHONE MOTOR, pretty quiet running, and with th...
by old country chemist
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hello there mrrgstuff (interesting forum name), Adrian is still waiting to see about joining the forum, but has viewed your suggestions. He can understand it much much more than I can, myself being more into the basic mechanical style of reproductions. I did look on youtube, and your entries are imp...
by old country chemist
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

6982R (2).JPG Here is a slightly larger picture of the right hand side of the machine. There is still more to be done. the point from the centreline of the horn at the soundbox end to the top of table is 13.4inches. The Watt Linkage at the soundbox end has yet to be added, and how to attach any rel...
by old country chemist
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Here is some technical details about the machine. The track is supported on two hoops made of 9mm. diameter steel bar. (concrete reinforcing bar), which was shaped by jamming it between the bars of a metal gate and carefully pulling to to bend a small section at a time. It was frequently checked aga...
by old country chemist
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

SIDE VIEW of STEEL ROD with SUPPORTING BRACKET FOR HORN within the two hoops supports, and bracing rods (removable)
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by old country chemist
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Large view of WATT LINKAGE attached to bottom of horn with a bracket.
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by old country chemist
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

View of angled wheels ON steel rod.
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by old country chemist
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Now here is some information regarding the machine that Adrian has devised, and almost finished constructing-Here are his words- For parallel tracking it is impossible to use more than one guidance track without excessive friction. Two or more tracks can never be made to stay exactly parallel and th...
by old country chemist
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

6976+6977 (1).jpg Here is the first picture of the machine which is being built. The picture shows the basic set-up, minus the motor box unit and soundbox. I will be adding explanations to more photographs when I add them fairly soon. They have been written by Adrian Tuddenham, who can really take ...
by old country chemist
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: That Expert Senior...
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: That Expert Senior...

Hello Ahmed, It seems that your new "Expert" is causing quite a lot of interest with the forum members. I am glad it has gone to someone who is already appreciating it's merits. And the enjoyment is increased by all the little things that can be done to further improve the sound quality of...