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by old country chemist
Tue May 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: EMG Cheltenham
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

Re: EMG Cheltenham

I can thank my friend Roger for sending me the link to this machine. I have looked through a powerful glass, and can see it is a little war weary-probably from storage perhaps. I am not sure if I can see an oblong ivorine label on the bottom of the lid at thew back. My Expert has one of those, and i...
by old country chemist
Thu May 20, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Re-attaching needle bar to diaphragm HMV 5A
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Re-attaching needle bar to diaphragm HMV 5A

Lay the soundbox on it's side, and press the forked end of the stylus bar well into the dimple in the diaphragm. Now add from a pointed rod 3 drops at least of PVA GLUE, Make sure the stylus bar is still embedded in the dimple part, and set aside for several hours in a warm area, or overnight. I hav...
by old country chemist
Wed May 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Download The EMG Story for free
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Download The EMG Story for free

Since the book has been out of print for a long time, it is heartwarming to know that the family of my old friend, Frank James have given their gracious consent to let the book be available to all. I recommend all to read it, even if they do not contemplate buying one of these gramophones. A wonderf...
by old country chemist
Sun May 09, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: A concert in the park.
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: A concert in the park.

Thanks for the picture Roger. The chap standing near the horn's mouth-must have been a chancy business, unless he moved away at the appropriate time when the blower started! No health guidance in those days, no mention that "This Machine can seriously damage your health" The "No8"...
by old country chemist
Mon May 03, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: 102 PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE advertisement 1931.
Replies: 4
Views: 260

102 PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE advertisement 1931.

Hello all, I helped clear a garage of a deceased person recently, and amongst all the many tools and bits and pieces, some books, and six "Punch" magazines, mostly from first world war, but one from 1926, and one from December 16th 1931. I was pleased to see, on the back cover, this advert...
by old country chemist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Gramophone Co Ltd Monarch ?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Gramophone Co Ltd Monarch ?

Hello there! a very nice gramophone! Just one point-is the "wax" on the stylus bar to diaphragm, candle wax? The old recipe for the sealing wax for the diaphragm to stylus bar was BEESWAX 2 parts, COLOPHONY (resin) 1 part, but now I use instead one or two drops of PVA glue, (recommended by...
by old country chemist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Preserving Wooden Oak Horns, From Splits and Cracks?
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Preserving Wooden Oak Horns, From Splits and Cracks?

Hello Markie, "Feed and Wax" that contains the orange oil must be a nourishing polish. The oil of orange is an aromatic oil, and gives a nice fresh smell. It also has cleaning properties, and is safe, so perhaps that is the reason for it's addition.I expect the "Feed and Wax" con...
by old country chemist
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Music
Topic: "KINEMUSIC " GRAMOPHONE RECORDING c1930
Replies: 5
Views: 398

"KINEMUSIC " GRAMOPHONE RECORDING c1930

Whilst sorting through,( over the past 3 years), a big collection of light music, I came upon four "Kinemusic" records. They were recorded by the Parlophone company, and the orchestra was the Victor Olof Salon Orch. These records, as far as I know were six shillings and SUNP0016.JPG six pe...
by old country chemist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 8230

Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

Hello all, I was sorting some papers today, and came across this slip of paper that Frank had sent me some years ago. It is a scan of a photocopy, so the detail is not too good. It was taken at Graham's a few years ago. Frank's writing has always been a difficult item to decipher, and myself having ...
by old country chemist
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Unidentified Toy Gramophone
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Unidentified Toy Gramophone

Yes Roger and Nicki-a very nice "juniors" gramophone, and it certainly looks in lovely condition. You may have to use LOUD tone steel needles to get enough volume out of it though! Great! I wonder if it is of French manufacture.....?