I was following your thread Ron, but had nothing to offer. Had checked some of my references and nothing at all shows up for a Little Wonder.

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

On 5/8/2019 10:25 AM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L wrote:

I was hoping my little jest would prompt some reaction from list members.   Facebook has really screwed up mailing list participation but I still find the mailing list a better/easier way to share info and/or get help.

Ron L

*From:*Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org] *On Behalf Of *Peter Fraser via Phono-L
*Sent:* Tuesday, May 07, 2019 11:49 PM
*To:* Antique Phonograph List
*Cc:* Peter Fraser
*Subject:* Re: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems

I’m still here too!

Sent from my iPhone

-- Peter

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On May 7, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Jim Nichol via Phono-L <phono-l@oldcrank.org <mailto: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 <mailto: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-bounces@oldcrankorg
    <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


    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' <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?


    Ron L

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