Edison Bell portable

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Phono48
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Re: Edison Bell portable

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epigramophone wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:12 am I never saw the 45 motor in pieces, but when I collected it from the late great Philip Knighton he said that the springs were as thick as (cylinder) phonograph springs. He had the scars to prove it, and asked me never to bring him another one to fix!
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That's a coincidence! I had exactly the same experience with the same make and model, except mine wasn't as stunning as this one, it was black with nickel fittings. After years of replacing springs with no problem, this was the one that got away. I too have the scars to prove it!

Barry

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dzavracky
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Re: Edison Bell portable

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Hmmm that’s interesting about the springs. A few months ago I put in a new Edison home spring…. And it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t reallr think too much about these springs… they seemed strong but not unusually thick.

Does anyone know if replacements are available for this machine?

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Re: Edison Bell portable

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Mike Child (soundgen of this forum) is your best bet.

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Re: Edison Bell portable

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I sent him a PM. Hopefully I can find springs.. I would really like to be able to listen to this thing.

David

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