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 Post subject: The Cesco Repeater
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:47 am 
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Victor VI
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This curious device was marketed in Britain by The Cabinet Gramophone Company, makers of the Fullotone gramophone. I acquired it recently as an accessory for my Chinoiserie Fullotone which is pictured on the "Happy Holidays" 2012 thread.

The repeater itself is inscribed "Cesco. Pat.March 1921. Made in U.S.A."

Does anyone know where in the USA it was made, and by whom?

Despite the manufacturer's claim that no damage will be done to the soundbox, the needle or the record, I am in no hurry to try it!


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 Post subject: Re: The Cesco Repeater
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:15 pm 
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The speed in which these repeaters reset is startling, given that they do it in one 78 revolution! I have a Gold Sealer repeater that I tried only once! I suppose you could run your turntable much slower, just to watch yours work.
There are certainly many variations on these. Thanks for posting!
Bob
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 Post subject: Re: The Cesco Repeater
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:43 am 
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Despite the difference in design it probably works like this Geer repeater - at a point near the end the needle rides onto the device & centrifugal force swings everything around. Probably hard on records, but most of these were used for dancing- by the time the record wore out you were tired of it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Cesco Repeater
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:56 pm 
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A number of years ago I restored a Brooks Repeating Phonograph a friend bought for me at an auction for $80 with instruction manual. Works great and plays any size record or a portion of the record up to a switch selected 8 times, automatically shuts itself off and suspends the tone arm when finished. The was complete and in really great condition. The tone arm base (pot metal) was trash but George V. had one.

These repeating devices are ingenious. As far as trashing the reproducer and or record this Brooks is about as easy on the equipment as one could expect. I spent at least a week getting the thing to work right and made a vow to never go back in there and diddle around with anything. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: The Cesco Repeater
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