Thanks, Greg.   You didn't take pics of it when it was out did you?


Ron L


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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 11:20 PM
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Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Swiss made, Gold plated?


The motor looks very similar to the one in my Sonora Italian Renaissance
deluxe phonograph that I had George work on last winter, but it is a
different variation having the parts arranged differently. For instance your
governor mounts below the bottom framework whereas mine is mounted above the
lower framework. I don't know if this makes your older, or newer, than mine,
or if it is a different motor model.  Mine has the counter mechanism on top
of it and will play 14 records with one winding.


Greg Farmer




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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 5:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Swiss made, Gold plated?


The motor is out of one of the big Sonora Grand models. I've seen this style
in a number of variation and they always mount to the bottom of the motor
cavity.  Some of the models had a record counter and that is what the top
hardware is for.  Motor appears incomplete and finding mating parts will be
all but impossible, still a good parts motor as these are scare. 

Thank you,
Great Lakes Antique Phonograph
George Vollema
9496 N Woodbridge Ave
Bitely MI 49309

On 8/12/2016 2:17 PM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L wrote:

Don't remember if we can attach pics here but I tried anyhow.  I'm trying to
find out what this large Swiss made motor might have come out of.  It is
missing its spindle and associated gear(s) and probably a few other bits and
pieces.  I think the long flat thing up the top is part of a mechanism to
tell how many records one can play on a winding.  The two heavy metal
brackets came with it as well.
Ron L

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