The old spring was 5/8 by .018. Ive just installed a 5/8 by .022 which seems to be about the same length, around 8 5eet I believe. Its a NOS Honest Quaker (I actually have two of these!). It may be a bit better. I think Im going to try a counter weight on the tone arm to lighten the reproduce a bit. That may let it play through an 8 record.
Looks like you and I are the only ones on the oldcrank phonograph list. NO one else commented. Ron L From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org] On Behalf Of Mike Tucker via Phono-L Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2019 6:13 PM To: 'Antique Phonograph List' Cc: mtucker1...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems Ron, 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 From: Phono-L <phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> On Behalf Of Ron L'Herault via Phono-L Sent: Sunday, 5 May 2019 6:29 AM To: phonol...@yahoogroups.com; 'Antique Phonograph List' <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Ron L'Herault <lhera...@verizon.net> Subject: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems Ive 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. Ive got two with Columbia weights that are pretty close. Had to make a lower bearing for the governor. Its 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? Thanks, Ron L
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