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 Post subject: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:49 pm 
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Victor II
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35 years ago I bought this oxidized diamond B reproducer from a dealer at Union. I have only seen a weight from one since. Are there any more out there? If so I would like to know. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:18 am 
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Good one John!


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 Post subject: Re: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:03 pm 
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Although I don't own one and have never seen one before, I see no reason this wouldn't be genuine, although probably extremely rare.
The oxidation seems consistent on the weight with both my Diamond A and Model M reproduces for my A1, and the top seems consistent with the oxidised carriage of the Idealia.
I don't imagine anyone with an Idealia they were upgrading to play BA's would have been happy with a nickel plated Diamond B, so they must have been made even though demand would have been extremely limited.


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 Post subject: Re: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:58 pm 
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It is genuine all right. As you can see the copper noodles have faded away on the top housing but are still present on the weight. A number of years ago I saw another Diamond B that was nickel plated but having the oxidized weight. Kind of peculiar I would say but original as it was the practice back then not to throw anything away that was still usable. I am sure these were special order for the Idelias. Every Idelia I have ever seen has had a nickel plated reproducer except for the earlier ones with the smaller carriage whereas it is normal to see the oxidized Model-C or H. I did see an Idelia in Canada once that had the smaller carriage sporting a nickel plated Model-S reproducer. I use this one on my Model-D Idelia with the larger upright carriage


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 Post subject: Re: Oxidized Diamond B Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Now to find the rest of the Idelia! What a neat find.


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