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 Post subject: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:36 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Does anyone have in tips for getting the small screw into the needle bar I have been trying for an hour an things are only getting worse. Any tips would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 pm 
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Victor VI
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I put the mica & gaskets in first, then install the needle bar, adjusting the needle bar arm until the screw hole lines up with the mica hole. With one hand, I have my jeweler's screwdriver with the screw hanging on the end, with the aid of a small dab of grease to act as a minor "adhesive". With the other hand I pull the needle arm away from the mica slightly, then insert the screw in the diaphragm hole. While turning the screw, using the mica as a support, I bring the needle arm up to the screw and the screw usually starts right in. A small Q-Tip to wipe away any remaining grease, then the wax...


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Victor III
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My technique is very similar to Jerry's. Instead of grease, I use a small blob of bees wax warmed by my fingers and rolled into a ball as the "adhesive" to hold the screw on the tip of the screwdriver.

A good quality screwdriver helps. I use a Wiha screwdriver for this.
Best regards ... AZ*


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:31 am 
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Victor V
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Just magnetize the screwdriver , holds the screw perfectly , also useful when refitting Edison motor gear assembly where screws are difficult to access !

https://www.wikihow.com/Magnetize-Metal


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:13 am 
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Victor Monarch
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Needle Tins are Addictive
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My method is a little different: I put the screw in the hole in the mica, then place a piece of Scotch tape over the screw to keep it held in place. Then I take the mica with screw attached and line it up with the needle bar and rotate the whole thing to start the screw... Once started, I remove the tape and finish tightening the screw... This works great for someone with a shaky hand and less than perfect eyesight.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:44 am 
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Victor Jr
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Location: Beverly Hills, fl
Thanks I got it, the screw driver I was using was to small I went one size larger with the bees wax and made it.


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition Reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:48 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Awesome news!


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