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by old country chemist
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The Flamephone
Replies: 17
Views: 5829

Re: The Flamephone

Appologies to all! The wording on the cartoon is as follows. "THIS BRILLIANT AURAL AND VISUAL MACHINE COMBINES THE BEST OF BEAUTY OF TONE, WITH WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERIC CONFLAGRATIONS, IN WELL CONFINED PLACES OF SAFETY. THIS PARTICULAR MODEL IS NAMED "THE PYROMANIC HARMONIOUS MARK 11". T...
by old country chemist
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The Flamephone
Replies: 17
Views: 5829

Re: The Flamephone

I first came upon "FLAMEPHONE" from an advertisment in an old gramophone magazine, and was fascinated by it's excentric features. So I decided to go one better, and produce a cartoon drawing of what I thought the machine should be like.
by old country chemist
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV meets EMG
Replies: 21
Views: 5708

Re: HMV meets EMG

Hello there. In answer to a couple of chunny's questions. 1. I am sending a picture of the back of the soundbox, and 2 there is no address on the ivorine plaque, all it says is "made by EXPERT gramophones limited" which probably proves it is a late model. George never made soundboxes to fo...
by old country chemist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV meets EMG
Replies: 21
Views: 5708

Re: HMV meets EMG

overstall soundbox 2.JPG overstall soundbox 2.JPG Hello again, In answer to Orchorsol's question about brown felting in the lid of Expert Models, I cannot say-but it must be later in the Ginn period, perhaps even just after the war-someone on the forum will know The Davey machines had it, I think, ...
by old country chemist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV meets EMG
Replies: 21
Views: 5708

Re: HMV meets EMG

I forgot to mention that this Expert Senior must be one of last produced by David Phillips and Michael Ginn, after 1939-45 war, probably around 1947. Two main differences to the machine are 1. brown felting inside lid, and 2. a special sprung horn stay to stop drooping-which it has done succesfully,...
by old country chemist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV meets EMG
Replies: 21
Views: 5708

Re: HMV meets EMG

I tried an H.M.V. 5a Soundbox on my Expert Senior, several years ago,to see what the result would be. The sound was clear, but the volume was diminished to a certain extent, and the bass response was certainly not anywhere near as good as if the 5a had been on my 163. All the components of the re-en...
by old country chemist
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Spinning aluminium diaphragm
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Spinning aluminium diaphragm

Hello chunny, well, I cannot describe the items fully for making the diaphragms, but there is a male mould and a female mould-one fits inside the other when the aluminium is compressed in the lathe. Some heat is formed, which seems to improve the diaphragms. The only real problem is when you come to...
by old country chemist
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: cleaning felt
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: cleaning felt

I have used a carpet cleaning foam in an aerosol can, called "Vanish" this is sprayed from several inches onto the felt of the turntable, and worked in carefully with an old soft haired clothes brush, in a circular motion. Left for a few minutes, then wiped over well with clean soft cloth,...
by old country chemist
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Bamboo Needles, Wax and other lubricants
Replies: 13
Views: 5825

Re: Bamboo Needles, Wax and other lubricants

I have used various preparations to strengthen fibre needles-both thorns and bamboo. The trouble with bamboo needles is this. If you hold one on end under a mocroscope, you will see that the whole of the part inside the outer hard shell is composed of tiny holes. These are, in a way, sound filters, ...