What is the width of the spring?


The Windsor listing gives the following for small toy motors (Genola, Baby
Grand,Carryola Cub, Pei-o-phone, Artone, Featherweight etc) with pear shape
holes as ½” x .022 x 8feet.


For old type toy motors the dimensions are 9/16” x .025 x 10 feet.


I have no specific listing for the Little Wonder.


Best wishes,


Mike Tucker


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Subject: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems


I’ve been sent a LW phono with a host of small problems.  This is a Vertical
only machine that according to the lit. should use a sapphire ball.   The
governor springs were wrong.  I’ve got two with Columbia weights that are
pretty close.  Had to make a lower bearing for the governor.  It’s  tad
sloppy but rotational speed seems fairly consistent until the record slows
half way into the side.   I suspect the spring is the wrong size (too long
and maybe too thick).  Soooo,  what size should the spring be?  There is a
dish shaped washer on the winding gear side of the spring.     Should the
upward curve of the dish be towards the spring or towards the winding gear?
Should the spring be exposed on its other end or was there another dish or
flat disk there?    Anybody know?  And does anyone know the actual length,
width, thickness of the gov. springs?




Ron L

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