Stirling Engine powered gramophone

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Stirling Engine powered gramophone

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rV5-s3b_0S0

A friend showed me this and I thought it was a Frankenphone. It turns out that it is authentic. I built two of these engines and helped with many others at Thayer School of Engineering as part of a thermodynamics course. I think that it is time for me to build a fire-breathing Frankenphone. Some have probably seen the video, but for those that have not, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

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That's one of my videos. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's definitely an unusual machine.

I've also got a fan that runs on a Stirling engine. I find it very amusing that heat is used to drive a fan to cool off with.

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As an owner of two (of the three models) Paillard (Swiss) made hot-air models (#205 & #206) ...a quick forum search would have offered you some great postings and information. Also, my own YouTube postings...
http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewto ... air#p62578.
https://youtu.be/--Qo54zXPWU
https://youtu.be/_rr8TbfH89c

The hot-air engine Phonograph post by startgroove was posted on a Facebook forum and it is completely newly fabricated. Impressive, just not original.
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TinfoilPhono wrote:That's one of my videos. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's definitely an unusual machine.

I've also got a fan that runs on a Stirling engine. I find it very amusing that heat is used to drive a fan to cool off with.

Those fans were usually used in countries where the air was so hot that you just wanted to get it moving- often to keep flies from alighting.

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TinfoilPhono wrote:That's one of my videos. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's definitely an unusual machine.

I've also got a fan that runs on a Stirling engine. I find it very amusing that heat is used to drive a fan to cool off with.
I think it was Popular Electronics magazine that once printed plans to make a solar-powered nightlight. At least that was in the April edition...

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That is amazing on the sterling. I learn something new about phonographs. Does anyone know why they were discontinued or only had limited production.? It seems it would be ideal for rural areas. Tom

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tomb wrote:That is amazing on the sterling. I learn something new about phonographs. Does anyone know why they were discontinued or only had limited production.? It seems it would be ideal for rural areas. Tom
These things catch fire, that's why you don't see many of them today.

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From a Paillard catalogue :
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Two more videos of this fascinating gramophones:

One in Spain:
http://www.coleccionfb.com/video_sonido24.html
You can see that the wood it is quite charred on the top part of the exhaust. As CarlosV says, they look like they catched fire like nothing.

Very good explanation of how it works:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2aprb9
(I bet he is Chuck Norris because he leaves the lighter inside the case!)

Enjoy!

Pedro Martinez

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