There seem to be more phono sites than I can keep track of, but this one looks like it'll be fun and worthwhile. I look forward to getting acquainted and having some fun. Thanks to you all!
There do seem to be an increasing number of boards springing up everywhere, but I imagine that you know a lot of the user names here from other places. Certainly, there’s nothing other than limited time to prevent you from looking in and learning something from all of the ones that offer useful content.
There are tons of friendly people out there to help you learn.
Post by tarheeltinkerer on Jan 28, 2009 22:48:00 GMT -5
Hello to All,
A friend encouraged me to take up something while I was fighting through depression and knowing I like antiques and music he suggested to "build yourself a phonograph." Well, this was back in June 2006. I have been working on an Edison Standard B off and on (in between getting back to health and finishing my Masters in history) since then. I'm at the point where I need to clean up the case and mount the motor. I'll post pics in another thread, but I am excited to find a phonograph forum and look forward to all the accumulated knowledge on it!
By way of introducing myself, I go by Diggr. I'm 62 and build machine tools for a living. I live in upstate New York. And I find myself as a member here because of a black Ford Ranger sitting in my driveway. That truck caused me to become aquainted with a fellow on a Ranger site who posted some pictures of a project he had done on an Edison. That in turn reminded me of a machine that my father aquired from Grandpa some 30 years ago. So I went over to the house and looked around for the machine and found it. And that's how Frank sucked me into thinking about getting this machine back into proper shape.
I hope that y'all will forgive the Gumby questions until I get up to speed.
Hello everyone in phonoland. I wanted to introduce myself on your forum. My name is John and I own a Victor Victrola VV-110, and I recently acquired an Edison Standard (favorite of the 2). I know enough to get me in trouble with my Victrola, but I know even less when it comes to my Standard. Therefore I may have some questions down the road that require some assistance. I have found these players an absolute marvel to work with. I only have the two and plan on having them for a lifetime. They will get played often and will not be sold to make a quick buck. Since I just brought home my Standard I do not have any pictures. However, over the next few days I will post some. Thanks for having me on your forum. I hope I can help in future discussions. John
Post by tapout1003 on Jul 20, 2009 21:54:58 GMT -5
Hi all. I'm new to this forum and wanted to introduce myself. I've been involved in Antiques for about 15 years and made my way from timepieces to phonographs a few years ago. I'm a collector and a seller. I'm also learning new restoration tricks and testing out new products on my collection or basket case projects.
Hi all I came across this board on a search. We have an Edison machine to sell to a good home. We tried at the yard sale and my wife wanted to call an antique dealer. I took the same route with an old Shopsmith, found a board and people who would restore and keep it. We lost both my in laws within the past 5 years and finally cleaned out the house excpet for one item. I don't have info on me but will post in the trade area with pictures. It's a diamond disk machine (flat records right?),not a full cabinet but on legs, has attachments and 2 arms and does work. Also a 10 in deep box of records. Baltimore,Md. area. thanks Tom
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Post by steveburch on Nov 22, 2009 22:43:23 GMT -5
Hi. New member here. I just purchased a C-150 which worked fine in the shop. I transported it on its back to my home and now I can't get the stylus to contact the record. About a 1/8" gap. I'm using the proper diamond disk record. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help. Steve Burch
You need to post this kind of question in the Diamond Disc Machines thread for quicker finding of it.
Your machine may be out of adjustment but that amount of missing the record sounds a bit like something may be jammed up in the mechanism. Hard to know for sure. Does the arm that lowers the reproducer raise to a straight up position when its missing the records or does it only move part way? Is the lift rod in the hole in the horn chamber where it belongs?
Try going to the home page and down toward the bottom is the Links for useful resources page, it has a edison repair manual that will show how the arm is adjusted in case its nothing simple you will have the correct methods shown for how to look into it.
hi everyone, i just finished polishing a edison home a with turtle wax heavy duty rubbing compound followed by turtle wax polishing compound, really cleaned up the wood and paint on the top works..anyway hello..i am still tweaking the rpms and such..all i had to replace was the brass gear that should of been steel from the get -go
I'm way into Edison's Tone Tests. I'll bug you guys with all kinds of questions about just about every element of this advertising campaign. Anything you can add in the way of published, unpublished or first-hand info about these and the people who participated in the live "stunts" would be most welcome! I'm especially interested in the technical details of how Tone Test recordings were made and pressed. I have found it hard to reconstruct the recording practices, materials used or special care taken with pressings for these discs. So your guidance here would be great too.
My own suspicion is that the records themselves-- how they were pressed and additional layers of Condensite (or something different?) had more to do with the sound quality of these discs than anything else. But this is not what Edison wanted advertised, and therefore not what most historians have checked out. It would be nice to do better.
I look forward to lively (if fussy) discussions with you all,