I’m here, too! I just didn’t have anything useful to add!
From: Phono-L <phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> On Behalf Of Ron L'Herault via Phono-L Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 10:26 AM To: 'Antique Phonograph List' <email@example.com> Cc: Ron L'Herault <lhera...@verizon.net> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems 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 pjfra...@mac.com <mailto:pjfra...@mac.com> On May 7, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Jim Nichol via Phono-L <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> > 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto: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-bounces@oldcrankorg] On Behalf Of Mike Tucker via Phono-L Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2019 6:13 PM To: 'Antique Phonograph List' Cc: <mailto:mtucker1...@gmail.com> 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 < <mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> On Behalf Of Ron L'Herault via Phono-L Sent: Sunday, 5 May 2019 6:29 AM To: <mailto:phonol...@yahoogroups.com> phonol...@yahoogroups.com; 'Antique Phonograph List' < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com> Cc: Ron L'Herault < <mailto:lhera...@verizon.net> 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: <mailto:phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org> phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org _______________________________________________ Phono-L mailing list http://phono-l.org Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org <mailto:phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org>
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