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 Post subject: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:39 pm 
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Hello All:
Earlier today I recognized a piece I needed attached to a Victor Exhibition reproducer being sold by forum member kendphono. It's a stop plate often separated from the Condon Autostop, an early accessory brake for Victor machines.
I bought the reproducer, and fortunately Ken lives close to me. I picked it up and it now completes my Autostop setup!
I couple members wondered about seeing how it works, and I've made a short video.
I'm posting on Dropbox for the time being and may upload it to Youtube later.
I hope you enjoy it.
Best regards, and Happy New Year.
Bob

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5de4ldhgb6od3 ... o.mp4?dl=0
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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:01 am 
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That is so great on every level!

I saw Ken's ad earlier and was curious what it was for. That you found the ad very shortly later, and not only recognized what it was, but needed it, is amazing. And living close enough to pick it up a few hours later -- that is beyond serendipitous. And your video is clear and well presented.

Great accessory. Congratulations on completing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:06 am 
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TinfoilPhono wrote:
That is so great on every level!

I saw Ken's ad earlier and was curious what it was for. That you found the ad very shortly later, and not only recognized what it was, but needed it, is amazing. And living close enough to pick it up a few hours later -- that is beyond serendipitous. And your video is clear and well presented.

Great accessory. Congratulations on completing it.


Thanks so much!
Bob
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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
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That is such a interesting attachment. I'm glad you could complete it thanks to our Forum. The video really helped.

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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
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Nice video!!! I also am missing the reproducer part. The search goes on.


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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:55 am 
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The Condon Autostop is a neat little device. Always nice to see a member of the forum be able to complete something.....well done.
Here are a few pics of mine and a poor quality video I made one Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24312&p=144492&hilit=condon#p144492


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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
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What a great video, and a very simple and effective device. Would it result in wear to record labels long-term, or is there a friction element in the device itself?
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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:20 am 
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Orchorsol wrote:
What a great video, and a very simple and effective device. Would it result in wear to record labels long-term, or is there a friction element in the device itself?


Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! The smooth rubber discs pressing on the record label are the only points of friction. The original rubber is usually stone-hard and deteriorated and needs to be replaced.
My guess is that label wear would be minimal unless the same record was played hundreds of times!
Thanks again.
Bob
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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
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That is such a great device and I wish I had one for my Victrola. It's a wonder that Victor didn't buy the patent and sell them as an accessory.
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 Post subject: Re: Condon Autostop Demo Video
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:21 pm 
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What an interesting device and really helpful video. I had the same question about label wear, but I suppose only time would answer that question and it would depend on how quickly the rubber pads could stop the turntable.

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