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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone driven using weights instead of a spring ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:24 pm 
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Victor III
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Pathé made a weight driven disc machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone driven using weights instead of a spring ?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:44 pm 
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That gramophone actually sounded very disappointing. The bell of the horn was copied from an EMG, but whatever the basis of the elongated saxophone section, it did nothing for it! The maker of it had also devised a spring-driven LP deck, with a Garrard spring motor geared down to a separate turntable by belt and pulley, but at 33 ⅓ rpm it wowed like hell!


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 Post subject: Re: Gramophone driven using weights instead of a spring ?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:37 pm 
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Interesting... I have often thought of making one. Has anyone seen a water or steam driven phonograph? I had a stereoview of a water powered machine, but it didn't have enough details to show how it worked... it looked like it was hooked up to someones kitchen sink...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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