Re: [Phono-L] phonophan

2016-03-03 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
On YouTube there are 3 guys that have their own channels:  phonophan, Phono 
Phan, and Phonophan58.  So I guess it’s not that unique an idea for a nickname.

Jim Nichol


> On Mar 3, 2016, at 8:39 PM, SN Medved via Phono-L  
> wrote:
>
> Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
>
> Charles Caleb Colton
>
> Although this may be caused by a lack of research, the YouTube guy may have 
> thought, it sounds good I will use it; not thinking it may already be in use.
>
> Steve M
>
>
> From: Phono-L  > on behalf of Ron L'Herault via Phono-L 
> >
> Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:01 PM
> To: 'Antique Phonograph List'
> Cc: Ron L'Herault
> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] phonophan
>
> Thanks for the clarification!   The guy on Youtube didn't look like you 
> either.
>
> Ron L
>
> From: Tim Fabrizio via Phono-L [mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org 
> ]
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:24 PM
> To: phono-l@oldcrank.org 
> Cc: Tim Fabrizio
> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] phonophan
>
> Hi, all. I have never posted anything to YouTube, so the other party must be 
> an IMPOSTER!
>
> Cheers, Tim Fabrizio
>
>
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Ron L'Herault via Phono-L  >
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> Sent: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 5:42 pm
> Subject: [Phono-L] phonophan
>
> Tim Fabrizio has a website identified as phonophan. Is he also phonophan on
> YouTube or has someone else used that name there?
>
> Ron L
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Re: [Phono-L] Model K/S pointer needed

2016-05-01 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
John, I think I have a damaged Model S.  Let me check when I get home.

Jim Nichol
jnic...@fuse.net 

> On May 1, 2016, at 9:10 PM, John Robles via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> Anyone got a pointer for a model K or S reproducer? The little pointer that 
> you turn the sapphires with.  Thanks!
> 
> John Robles
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Re: [Phono-L] Last Edison factory gets a reprieve

2016-10-13 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Charles Edison ran it until 1957. Then he sold it to McGraw Electric, and the 
merger was called McGraw Edison. As I recall, McGraw was a big admirer of 
Edison and it was him who made the offer to buy. Of course, Charles was doing 
other things while he was running his father’s company, such as Secretary of 
the Navy, Governor of New Jersey, etc.

Jim Nichol

> On Oct 13, 2016, at 10:26 PM, Bill Taney via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know the history of what happened to the Edison company after Tom 
> died. It seems that they never really moved in any new direction other than 
> terminal decline..
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 5:06 PM, David White via Phono-L  > wrote:
> 
>> It looked like a Middle-Eastern bazaar when I visited West Orange – lots of 
>> little shops selling junk.
>>  
>>  
>> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
>> ] On Behalf Of Greg Bogantz via Phono-L
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:55 PM
>> To: phono-l@oldcrank.org ; PhonoList 
>> >
>> Cc: Greg Bogantz >
>> Subject: [Phono-L] Last Edison factory gets a reprieve
>>  
>> Here's an interesting article about how the last of the original 
>> unrestored Edison factory buildings in West Orange, NJ is avoiding being 
>> demolished and is being given a new lease on life:
>> 
>> http://go.sparkpostmail.com/f/a/gDuwyZ4GqqBER7AyRdECHA~~/AABF2wA~/RgRZ4YXDP0EIAKv_vqhUuJJXA3NwY1gEAFkGc2hhcmVkYQhzdGFuZGFyZGANNTIuMzguMTkxLjIzN0IKAAJDUgBYJW_4alIYYXJjaGl2ZUBtYWlsLWFyY2hpdmUuY29tCVEEAERZaHR0cDovL3d3dy5jbm4uY29tLzIwMTYvMTAvMTEvdHJhdmVsL3Rob21hcy1lZGlzb24tYmF0dGVyeS1mYWN0b3J5LWRldmVsb3BtZW50L2luZGV4Lmh0bWxHAnt9
>>  
>> 
>>  
>> It's amusing that one of the reasons for the reprieve is that the Edison 
>> cement of which it is constructed has steadfastly resisted several attempts 
>> by wrecking balls to bring it down.  The Old Man's obstinacy lives on.
>> 
>> Greg Bogantz
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 

Re: [Phono-L] Listening Tube Wires For Sale - Again!

2017-01-01 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
I found the pics with Google:

http://post.spmailtechn.com/f/a/N-mU-z9P7ruIo8Pm5ZwUiA~~/AABF2wA~/RgRaSvypP0EIAWwzal4IpbdXA3NwY1gEAFkGc2hhcmVkYQdoZWxsb181YA0zNS4xNjIuMTcyLjcwQgoABSjJaVjxWARDUhhhcmNoaXZlQG1haWwtYXJjaGl2ZS5jb20JUQQARDpodHRwOi8vZm9ydW0udGFsa2luZ21hY2hpbmUuaW5mby92aWV3dG9waWMucGhwP2Y9OSZ0PTIyNzU0RwJ7fQ~~
 


Jim Nichol

> On Jan 1, 2017, at 10:25 PM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> I'd love to see a picture of the wires, Shawn.  I can't imagine what they 
> look like.
>  
> Ron L'Herault
> lherault at verizon dot net
>  
>  
> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org] On Behalf Of Shawn 
> ORourke via Phono-L
> Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2017 8:32 PM
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> Cc: Shawn ORourke
> Subject: [Phono-L] Listening Tube Wires For Sale - Again!
>  
> Years ago, I found two original external listening tube support wires. They 
> were so useful, making those floppy listening tubes highly functional, that I 
> made a run of them, some to keep and some to sell to other friends. They were 
> not easy to form. I vowed at the time never to make another run. About a year 
> ago, I went back on that statement and I made another run. Even thought they 
> sold out quickly, that time, I said "never again." I guess you never say 
> "never" or "never again." 
>  
> Available once more I have made a limited production run of these listening 
> tube wires. The reproductions are exactly as the original, nickel plated and 
> highly functional. 
>  
> These would be correct for any early set of listing tubes without wire 
> supports.  Pictures of the reproduction wire, and a scan of an original ad 
> showing the wire are available upon request. 
>  
> The price is $40.00.  Please contact me directly at my email with interest. 
>  
> Thank you
>  
> 
> Shawn 
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Re: [Phono-L] Donley Phono Auction - Sat. March 18

2017-03-17 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Just to clarify: There is NO RESERVE on any of my items in the Donley auction. 
Randy Donley called me to say that someone thought I might have placed a 
Reserve, but I did NOT.

Also, I've heard that some people were concerned that the Idelia Spruce horn is 
not original. It is original. And it is correct for the rare Edison Spruce 
horns to have a blonde finish inside, and a dark finish outside. Randy and 
another collector agree with me that this is an original horn.

Jim Nichol

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 3:42 AM, Jim Nichol via Phono-L <phono-l@oldcrank.org> 
> wrote:
> 
> Is anyone attending the Donley Music auction on Saturday in Union? You may 
> also watch the auction's live online video. And you can bid online right now, 
> without having to wait for the auction to start.. To do so, click on "View 
> Catalog" at:
> 
> http://post.spmailtechn.com/f/a/aeWaoaxyMTDn9gQla3aufw~~/AABF2wA~/RgRarXlAP0EIACxk0zvz11VXA3NwY1gEAFkGc2hhcmVkYQdoZWxsb181YA01Mi4zNy4xMTkuMTk2QgoAAMBFzFi5f5lKUhhhcmNoaXZlQG1haWwtYXJjaGl2ZS5jb20JUQQARB1odHRwOi8vd3d3LmRvbmxleWF1Y3Rpb25zLmNvbUcCe30~
> 
> You may bid on these items that I am selling:
> 
> Edison Idelia - Lot 196
> Edison Opera - Lot 141
> Edison Amberola III (Opera mechanism) - Lot 327
> Edison W-19 William and Mary Diamond Disc - Lot 326
> Brunswick Japanese Upright Disc Phono with Ultona Head (Edison, Pathe, 
> needle) - Lot 328
> Columbia BF Graphophone - plays regular 4-inch long cylinders, and Columbia 
> 6-inch long cylinders - Lot 156
> Pink Lambert 5-inch Cylinder in Original Box - Lot 173
> Pathe 5-inch Cylinder in Pathe Box - Lot 176
> Edison 5-inch Cylinder in Edison Box - Lot 181
> Phoenix Brand 5-inch Cylinder (modern) in Original Box - Lot 182
> Edison Suitcase Standard - Lot 336
> 
> METAL CYLINDER MOLD FOR BLUE AMBEROL,  and matching cylinder - I’ve never 
> heard of another Edison mold for sale - Lot 174
> Three Metal Master Discs for stamping Victor records - Lot 612
> Edison Speaking Tube - Lot 478
> Copper Oxidized Edison Diamond Disc Reproducer - Lot 479
> Carbon Arc Lamp - sold as a sunlamp, and actually uses an arc from carbon 
> rods, using an internal resistor to limit current. Plugs into 120v outlet - 
> Lot 585
> 
> Four stunning Reproduction Tinfoil Phonographs:
> Edison Parlor Tinfoil by Bill Ptacek - Lot 221
> Edison Hardy Tinfoil by Ray Phillips - Lot 222
> Gillette Tinfoil by Neil Maken - Lot 223
> Edison Parlor by Ray Phillips - Lot 224
> 
> To avoid scrolling through hundreds of Lots, take advantage of the “Search 
> Catalog” function,  and especially the “Go to Lot” function to jump right to 
> my lots.
> 
> Good luck!
> Jim Nichol
> 
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[Phono-L] Donley Phono Auction - Sat. March 18

2017-03-16 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Is anyone attending the Donley Music auction on Saturday in Union? You may also 
watch the auction's live online video. And you can bid online right now, 
without having to wait for the auction to start.. To do so, click on "View 
Catalog" at:

http://post.spmailtechn.com/f/a/m7WeJGBG_Tiq6eq30AGvSA~~/AABF2wA~/RgRaq4OkP0EIACxk0raiRXJXA3NwY1gEAFkGc2hhcmVkYQdoZWxsb181YA01Mi4zNy4xMTkuMTk2QgoAACRQyliY0janUhhhcmNoaXZlQG1haWwtYXJjaGl2ZS5jb20JUQQARB1odHRwOi8vd3d3LmRvbmxleWF1Y3Rpb25zLmNvbUcCe30~
 


You may bid on these items that I am selling:

Edison Idelia - Lot 196
Edison Opera - Lot 141
Edison Amberola III (Opera mechanism) - Lot 327
Edison W-19 William and Mary Diamond Disc - Lot 326
Brunswick Japanese Upright Disc Phono with Ultona Head (Edison, Pathe, needle) 
- Lot 328
Columbia BF Graphophone - plays regular 4-inch long cylinders, and Columbia 
6-inch long cylinders - Lot 156
Pink Lambert 5-inch Cylinder in Original Box - Lot 173
Pathe 5-inch Cylinder in Pathe Box - Lot 176
Edison 5-inch Cylinder in Edison Box - Lot 181
Phoenix Brand 5-inch Cylinder (modern) in Original Box - Lot 182
Edison Suitcase Standard - Lot 336

METAL CYLINDER MOLD FOR BLUE AMBEROL,  and matching cylinder - I’ve never heard 
of another Edison mold for sale - Lot 174
Three Metal Master Discs for stamping Victor records - Lot 612
Edison Speaking Tube - Lot 478
Copper Oxidized Edison Diamond Disc Reproducer - Lot 479
Carbon Arc Lamp - sold as a sunlamp, and actually uses an arc from carbon rods, 
using an internal resistor to limit current. Plugs into 120v outlet - Lot 585

Four stunning Reproduction Tinfoil Phonographs:
Edison Parlor Tinfoil by Bill Ptacek - Lot 221
Edison Hardy Tinfoil by Ray Phillips - Lot 222
Gillette Tinfoil by Neil Maken - Lot 223
Edison Parlor by Ray Phillips - Lot 224

To avoid scrolling through hundreds of Lots, take advantage of the “Search 
Catalog” function,  and especially the “Go to Lot” function to jump right to my 
lots.

Good luck!
Jim Nichol


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Re: [Phono-L] Edison E

2017-04-13 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
The picture that Randy posted looks identical to the Model F pictured in the 
Frow book.  It says the E had a side mount carriage arm with large opening for 
a Model N reproducer, whereas the F had top mount carriage arm with a small 
opening for C, H, R, or S reproducers. It says the Model E had a straight 
paneled horn with a front mount crane, whereas the Model F had a cygnet horn 
with a back mount crane bracket.

Also, the Standard Models D, E, and F all had both 2 and 4 minute gearing. 
HOWEVER, on the Model E, the mechanism was blocked to keep it in 4-minute mode 
all the time. If Randy found it was stuck in 4-minute mode, this would support 
the E nameplate.  Otherwise, everything else points to a Model F. Of course, 
you never know what really happened at the Edison factory.

Jim Nichol

> On Apr 13, 2017, at 9:29 PM, harvey kravitz via Phono-L 
>  wrote:
> 
> It's probably a Model D Standard. These were 2.4 min. The model E was 
> strictly a  4 min. machine.
> Harvey Kravitz
> 
> 
> From: Jamie Kelly via Phono-L  >
> To: 'Antique Phonograph List'  > 
> Cc: Jamie Kelly >
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Edison E
> 
> I’d love to get the cylinder cabinet but tricky to get to Australia.
> Jamie
>  
>  
> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
> ] On Behalf Of Randy Larson via Phono-L
> Sent: Friday, 14 April 2017 10:27 AM
> To: Antique Phonograph List  >
> Cc: Randy Larson >
> Subject: [Phono-L] Edison E
>  
> I'm selling this for a lady that recently lost her house in a fire with no 
> insurance. This was in storage and spared. It's an Standard E . It has the 
> 2&4 conversion and a new H reproducer. The motor was cleaned and new spring 
> installed in 2004. The base of the Cygnet horn has been restored. This comes 
> with a cylinder cabinet, all in excellent condition (except for the upper 
> half of the horn). All proceeds go to helping this lady get back on her feet. 
> Thechrome Cygnet horn support is also new. It plays beautifully. I can 
> send more pics upon request. A phono friend thought it would go between 7 to 
> 900 dollars. Let me know if interested. Thanks
> Randy Larson 
> 
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Re: [Phono-L] Phono repair in Orange County CA?

2017-12-19 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Even if the list doesn’t have a lot of active posts, I assume plenty of 
knowledgeable people are still receiving them.

Jim Nichol

> On Dec 19, 2017, at 9:11 PM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> This list is not that active, unfortunately.  Lots of migration to Face Book 
> which I find rather annoying when it comes to following meaningful 
> discussions, or asking for help.  You often have to search for responses.
>  
> Ron
>  
> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
> ] On Behalf Of r kruz via Phono-L
> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 10:57 PM
> To: Antique Phonograph List
> Cc: r kruz
> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Phono repair in Orange County CA?
>  
> thanks for that.  Hes a good choice but unfortunately over 500 miles north of 
> me.
> 
> Is this list still active?  I havent seen much in the past while.
> 
> Thanks again!
> 
> 
> 
> On December 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM Ron L'Herault via Phono-L 
> > wrote: 
> 
> Don’t know where they are in relation to Orange County but have you looked 
> into Wyatt’s Musical Americana?  
> 
>   
> 
> Ron L 
> 
>   
> 
> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
> ] On Behalf Of r kruz via Phono-L
> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 3:18 PM
> To: Antique Phonograph List
> Cc: r kruz
> Subject: [Phono-L] Phono repair in Orange County CA? 
> 
>  
> 
> I have a Triumph.  Probably broken spring.  Who can repair preferably in 
> Orange County CA?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
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Re: [Phono-L] child's phonograph seeking info & parts

2018-11-11 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Whoops. I meant “couldn’t resist”. Anyway, you’ll find lots of link with 
pictures of your phono.

Jim Nichol

> On Nov 11, 2018, at 2:04 PM, Jim Nichol via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> Sorry, Bob. I could resist. (See link below).
> 
> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=general+phonograph+baby+cabinet 
> <http://lmgtfy.com/?q=general+phonograph+baby+cabinet>
> 
> Jim Nichol
> 
>> On Nov 11, 2018, at 1:53 PM, Bob Maffit via Phono-L > <mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>> wrote:
>> 
>> Phono list:
>>  
>> I obtained a child’s phonograph made by: General Phonograph manufacturing 
>> Co. from Elyria Ohio. On the label at the base of the lid in front says: 
>> Baby Cabinet
>> The sides and lid, are  medal, with decals, like Humpty Dumpty.
>> It is missing the tone arm, which I think also functions as the horn, given 
>> there is no place for a horn, and it appears the tone arm just fits in a 
>> very small hole at the right rear of the motor board.
>> I recognize finding such is like looking for a needle in a hay stack! *smile*
>>  
>> If anyone has a reference in any book, that I could get someone to look at 
>> and or has  a tone arm / horn etc., they would be willing to part with …..
>>  
>> Thanks in advance
>>  
>> Bob Maffit
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Re: [Phono-L] child's phonograph seeking info & parts

2018-11-11 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
Sorry, Bob. I could resist. (See link below).

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=general+phonograph+baby+cabinet 


Jim Nichol

> On Nov 11, 2018, at 1:53 PM, Bob Maffit via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> Phono list:
>  
> I obtained a child’s phonograph made by: General Phonograph manufacturing Co. 
> from Elyria Ohio. On the label at the base of the lid in front says: Baby 
> Cabinet
> The sides and lid, are  medal, with decals, like Humpty Dumpty.
> It is missing the tone arm, which I think also functions as the horn, given 
> there is no place for a horn, and it appears the tone arm just fits in a very 
> small hole at the right rear of the motor board.
> I recognize finding such is like looking for a needle in a hay stack! *smile*
>  
> If anyone has a reference in any book, that I could get someone to look at 
> and or has  a tone arm / horn etc., they would be willing to part with …..
>  
> Thanks in advance
>  
> Bob Maffit
>  
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Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
No, Robert. Wooden wedges between the coils and the steel magnetic core do not 
cause any losses. They are transparent to magnetism. Also, the motor will be 
more efficient if the coil is NOT moving or vibrating. Movement wastes 
mechanical energy.

When I worked in the industrial world, a transformer with a loud hum was almost 
always caused by the wooden wedges falling out. There are supposed to be wedges 
between the steel core and the windings in a transformer to prevent movement 
and hum.

Jim Nichol

> On Nov 20, 2018, at 1:15 AM, Robert Wright via Phono-L  
> wrote:
> 
> Thank you, Mike! Hahaha, my phone's speech-to-text function butchers what I 
> tell it so frequently that I read right through your 'mess' no problem. 
> 
> So if I stick popsicle sticks between the outer coil windings and the core, 
> will any voltage be lost/wasted from anything being aligned differently than 
> originally manufactured, or does that not make any real difference in this 
> situation? 
> 
> I did try the plug in both polarities -- no change in hum volume. It has 
> worked on plenty of 60s and 70s portable phonos I've had, though.
> 
> 
> Best,
> Robert
> 
> 
> From: Phono-L  > on behalf of Mike Stitt via Phono-L 
> mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>>
> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:08 PM
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> Cc: Mike Stitt
> Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket
>  
> Man my last email was a mess.
> Popsicle sticks can be used as shims to "tighten" up the coils. They tend to 
> shrink.
> Glyptal is a red slushing type of paint that insulates and drys hard. 
> It is common for use in re-insulating coils. The spray type isn't nearly as 
> good as the brush on type.
> It shouldn't make a difference but you might try turning the plug around.
> If that should elimate the hum, test for voltage between the motor and a 
> known ground. Before polarized plugs touching say a radio chassis and a water 
> pipe would zap you, 115 volts. 
> Mike
> Damn tablets! 
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 5:30 PM Mike Stitt   wrote:
> Loose coils can cause a hum type of sound. More than likely the swab used was 
> glyptal. If the coila are lose use popcycle sticks.
> Mike 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 5:21 PM Leroy Barco via Phono-L   wrote:
> I once had an electric credenza with a bad hum in the motor. 
> I found a small motor guy who diagnosed that it had “dried out “. 
> He had a solution he swabbed on several times that permeated the windings and 
> fixed the hum. 
> 
> I’m like Sgt. Schultz on the details. “I know nothing!”
> 
> LeRoy
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM Ron L'Herault via Phono-L 
> mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>> wrote:
> The Victor book gives some tips on reducing hum, such as checking the plate 
> tightness, and adding felt between cabinet and motorboard.  There are no 
> circuit components other than switches.Have you checked with George 
> Vollema for the tone arm bracket?  I understand that Wyatt Marcus is doing 
> really good Orth reproducer rebuilds.
>  
> Ron L
>  
> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
> ] On Behalf Of Robert Wright via Phono-L
> Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:03 PM
> To: Phono L
> Cc: Robert Wright
> Subject: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket
>  
> Hey everyone, hope all is well with you folks! I need a whole new tonearm 
> mounting bracket assembly for a Victor VE8-12X that I just got. This one is 
> totally and utterly wrecked. Anyone know who's selling repros? Ron Sitko? 
> JAS? Anyone have current contact info for a dealer who would have some?
>  
> Also, has anyone rebuilt one of these electric platter motors? This one works 
> great, but it has a really loud mechanical 60Hz hum. I want to replace any 
> components in the circuit that I can, and also do a full cleaning and lube 
> job, but I would really like to know what I'm getting into first.
>  
> And lastly, anyone have Walt's current info in case I want to have him 
> rebuild this reproducer?
>  
> Thanks a million!
> Robert
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Re: [Phono-L] Little Wonder Phono problems

2019-05-07 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
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  
> 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  > On Behalf Of Ron L'Herault via Phono-L
> Sent: Sunday, 5 May 2019 6:29 AM
> To: phonol...@yahoogroups.com ; 'Antique 
> Phonograph List' mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>>
> Cc: Ron L'Herault 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).  S,  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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