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> On May 7, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Jim Nichol via Phono-L <phono-l@oldcrank.org> 
> wrote:
> 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 <phono-l@oldcrank.org> 
>> 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] 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' 
>> <phono-l@oldcrank.org>
>> Cc: Ron L'Herault <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
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