Ron, I doubt you and Mike are the only people left on this list. But I’ve only run into problems like yours twice. One was a Busy Bee disc phono. I did find a problem with binding in the governor gearing, but I think a weak spring was the real problem. Also, my Edison Opera stopped working after traveling to Chicago. It was easily fixed when I found that governor shaft wouldn’t turn. I loosened a set screw and allowed a little play in the governor shaft, and all was well.
Jim Nichol > On May 7, 2019, at 9:43 PM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L <email@example.com> > wrote: > > The old spring was 5/8 by .018. I’ve just installed a 5/8 by .022 which > seems to be about the same length, around 8 5eet I believe. It’s a NOS > Honest Quaker (I actually have two of these!). It may be a bit better. I > think I’m 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 > <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 <mailto: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 > <mailto: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 <mailto:phonol...@yahoogroups.com>; 'Antique > Phonograph List' <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> > Cc: Ron L'Herault <lhera...@verizon.net <mailto:lhera...@verizon.net>> > 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? > > Thanks, > > Ron L > _______________________________________________ > Phono-L mailing list > http://phono-l.org <http://phono-l.org/> > Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org > <mailto:phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org>
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