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by old country chemist
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Homophon Record. Crazy logistics
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: Homophon Record. Crazy logistics

Some "Homophon2 records were recorded in GLASGOW, Scotland around this period. As afar as I can remember, Shields also recorded football commentaries on "Beltona" a mainly Scottish material label.
by old country chemist
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: RUBBER GASKET FROM continental GRAMOPHONE SOUNDBOX
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: RUBBER GASKET FROM continental GRAMOPHONE SOUNDBOX

Hello Yorch, thanks for mentioning John Sleep. I do know him. Maybe I did not make it very clear, but the red rubber gasket that I removed from the "Caruso" soundbox seems to be oval, or oblong, unlike ordinary gramophone gasket which is round. Can anyone else advise me of an oval or oblon...
by old country chemist
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: RUBBER GASKET FROM continental GRAMOPHONE SOUNDBOX
Replies: 2
Views: 290

RUBBER GASKET FROM continental GRAMOPHONE SOUNDBOX

I am renovating a "Caruso" soundbox, and when I removed the two rubber gaskets which are hard, they look squashed through use. I put one of the broken bits in boiling water-that usually brings rubber gaskets back to their proper shape, but this gasket stays the same. It looks as if it was ...
by old country chemist
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Letter
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: EMG Letter

Hello all! Talking with Adrian Tuddenham yesterday about the LEAD WEIGHT. He suggests the lead is from a lead weight driven motor.
by old country chemist
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

THANK YOU, THANK YOU all, for your most interesting comments-and quite constructive too! Adrian Tuddenham looked in as a guest last evening, and read them all. He was very impressed with what you had to say. I just wish he would sign up himself, as he is a long standing gramophone record collector, ...
by old country chemist
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!! Hello all, Mr Tuddenham and I have been discussing various ways of how to transport the horn along a set route on the table. Some of the ideas were very similar to Peter Heaths' and John Cook's, where the horn is supported on a wheeled carriage, moving al...
by old country chemist
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 69
Views: 5314

Re: EMG Flyers

Hi Iain, I agree with Graham, you have a bargain there. Just think how many hours it would take, and the cost, to make a new brass soundbox-a lot more than you paid I am sure, and you have the genuine item! I hope before long that you can obtain an aluminium diaphragm for it, and enjoy comparing the...
by old country chemist
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hello again, Thanks Iain for the really interesting suggestion. To be honest, if I did not have Adrian Tuddenham on my side regarding the development of this "Neo-Balmain" then I would call on you! As I have not been on the forum for a few days, I will send your really good, to me, ideas t...
by old country chemist
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Wooden Re-Entrant horn
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Wooden Re-Entrant horn

Hi Alex, thanks for the picture of the start of your horn, and the description. I wish you well. I was told in the past that you can use a tone arm of parallel bore up to 12 inches long before it starts to expand. As Roger says, a "saxophone " type H.M.V. tone arm would be admirable. The b...
by old country chemist
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"
Replies: 211
Views: 24866

Re: PAPER HORN "BALMAIN"

Hi again, Iain, thanks for your new idea. In fact you and Adrian Tuddenham must be on the same wavelength! He suggested a very similar idea to yours involving cords and beam's to support the main part of the horn. He even sent me a sketch of it. The only drawback to this one, I imagine it a bit fidd...