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by drh
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Orthoponic and orthophonic styles machines
Replies: 36
Views: 2997

Re: Orthoponic and orthophonic styles machines

James, we think alike! I also have the big three! I'm going to put them side by side in my living room and make a video of the battle of the orthophonic era machines! Marc. I've taken a slightly different approach: a face-off. On one side of the room, my rather battered Orthophonic Credenza and my ...
by drh
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison Triumph spring barrel motion
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Edison Triumph spring barrel motion

Thanks, everyone, for the advice! It's a Model D, 2-4 minute with horizontal carriage eye fitted with a pot metal model O reproducer.
by drh
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison Triumph spring barrel motion
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Edison Triumph spring barrel motion

My Triumph runs steadily when not "under load," but when I try playing a cylinder the speed goes all over the place, and it can even stall out. I took a look at the motor with the case open, and it appears that while the single-spring barrel is pretty consistent, the two-spring barrel move...
by drh
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Edison Diamond Disc cabinets
Replies: 19
Views: 2089

Re: Edison Diamond Disc cabinets

Thanks so much guys! I think I am leaning for a full size Victrola. I don't have enough room for a credenza so, It will probably be a pre-ortho machine. You all have been helpful in this decision. I would say, I missed out on a nice Brunswick with Ultona, it was Oak and had all the manuals with it....
by drh
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Mozart Phonograph
Replies: 15
Views: 3120

Re: Mozart Phonograph

The thing that catches my eye is that it's a vertical cut machine. I wonder which records it was marketed to play? Pathé? It surely wouldn't be appropriate for Edisons. As far as I know, there were no "Mozart" vertical (or lateral, for that matter) disks on the market--or, more properly, I...
by drh
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Greetings from Georgia USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Greetings from Georgia USA

...Generally speaking, does anyone know if today's modern cabinet shops are capable of reproducing (or fixing) crazed shellac finishes? ... Welcome from another newbie! If you have lots of time and elbow grease to spare, you can clean up a crazed finish with a product called Black Wax. It's made by...
by drh
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: FOR SALE: Edison C-19 with extras - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: FOR SALE: Edison C-19 with extras - SOLD

Hi,

Not meaning to intrude, but I just want to offer for the benefit of your buyer: my C-250 had issues with its pitch consistency, and the problem turned out to be that it needed new springs. The old ones, it seems, can wear out.
by drh
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: my phonograph illness, explained in part
Replies: 31
Views: 5818

Re: my phonograph illness, explained in part

In high school, I was another of those out-of-step rock and roll era kids collecting '20s audiophilia, and I was never shy about buying records in quantity. One morning my mother, who had made the mistake of encouraging me when I first expressed interest in old 78s (as a child of the '20s, maybe she...
by drh
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Which machine do your play the most?
Replies: 32
Views: 4627

Re: Which machine do your play the most?

For disks, a tossup between my Edison C-250 and Edisonic Schubert. (I blush to say, which one I choose usually depends on which one has more, er, stuff piled up on the lid!) For cylinders, Edison Triumph D with (undersized) cygnet horn and model O reproducer (with the cut down weight). My old Edison...
by drh
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: FOR SALE: Mahogany Edison A-250, Sheraton Edison B-275
Replies: 34
Views: 6104

Re: FOR SALE: Mahogany Edison A-250, Sheraton Edison B-275

Well, in my case, it's because although local, and although interested (to put it mildly), I have no space in the house for more phonographs! I'd have to get rid of something (or more properly, as my wife has directed, two somethings) to buy one of these machines, and life is just too crazy to under...