Here she is... my transformed XVI

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Here she is... my transformed XVI

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After lots of elbow grease (well, really just Gojo), sourcing a new lid (that I bought from Skihawx), and scraping some paint I've got a pretty well transformed machine. Here are some before and after pics.
Just your standard wear and tear...
Just your standard wear and tear...
...except for this lid upon which a leaky plant lived.
...except for this lid upon which a leaky plant lived.
Everything else is just a little dry and scratched.
Everything else is just a little dry and scratched.
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The lid I got from Skihawx was a little rough on the inside...
The lid I got from Skihawx was a little rough on the inside...
...but nothing a little clean and wax couldn't take care of.
...but nothing a little clean and wax couldn't take care of.
The lid was also rough on the outside...
The lid was also rough on the outside...
...but after a bit of scrubbing, scraping, and rubbing...
...but after a bit of scrubbing, scraping, and rubbing...
...she's now a gem of the collection.
...she's now a gem of the collection.
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Sadly my XVI came with a chrome Exhibition, anybody out there have a gold colored one they'd like to swap for a chrome?

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Very nice!!
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A few days ago someone was selling herein a golden exhibition, check the US trader section...
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Dischoard wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:38 am Sadly my XVI came with a chrome Exhibition, anybody out there have a gold colored one they'd like to swap for a chrome?
That would be nickel-plating, not chrome. Nickel has a yellowish cast, chrome is bluish.
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Looks good, nice job....
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Nicely done!
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Congratulations on a job well done. Saving a phonograph from the parts bin has to be one of the best aspects of the hobby.
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Those are some very impressive before/after shots! Well done indeed.

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Hello Dischoard (a clever name!) It looks like a brown Pathé PERFECT record on the turntable of your machine. Do I see a wooden needle in the socket?
I had a feeling that wooden needles and brown "Perfect" records did not go well together.
A very nice job you have made of the gramophone. I had a similar model years ago. I remember it was in a 1920s house in a classy part of our seaside town. Unfortunately the machine was in the attic, four flights up! We managed to get it downstairs with a lot of quiet swearing, and snubbing of toes and knuckles against the walls. I remember there were about 5 78s with the gram, nothing of interest, EXCEPT for a rare "Featherflex" disc.

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