What a fantastic machine! OH! I wish I could hit the Mega Millions ;D ;D ;D ;D
A few questions for you DD experts: Is this machine fitted out with a Duncan Stop? There appears to be a wire or something wrapped around the tonearm just past the knurled nut. The brake seems to be lacking the larger start lever. Where's the volume lever? I can't see it, although it may be there and I just doesn't show in the photo. How come no dividers in the storage compartments? There appears to be more writing on the bedplate than I have seen on other DDs. A diamond shaped frame on the left front as well as maybe some writing around the speed control knob. Does the light switch look original? It seems odd that it's no goldplated like the rest of the brightwork. And on a personal note did you post this on the "other" board? And if so did "you know who" have anything to say about the floor?
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Post by gramophoneshane on Nov 18, 2006 3:55:01 GMT -5
Well done! The same list of questions that I was wondering about( except about the volume control- I can see that,though not very clearly). Certainly one Id like in my collection as well.The light switch does look a bit odd- or is it to kick in the electric winder-or both?? I have never seen a duncan brake before, but think the single start lever must also activate the electric brake- though i thought the limit loop and pin are supposed to do that?? And no- I didnt put this on the other board. I also saw the sale of a 12" diamond disc dealers record at the same time, so I put that one on there.It would look real cool sitting on the turntable of this phonograph....Ahhh.if only I was rich Heres the link to the 12" diamond disc if you want to take a look cgi.ebay.com/RARE-EDISON-DIAMOND-DISC-PHONOGRAPH-DEALER-12-RECORD_W0QQitemZ160051312933QQihZ006QQcategoryZ3802
That machine has been on quite frequently for the past several months without a bite. You would think that he would lower the BIN or start it at a price that is within reason to bid. The BIN price is ridiculous to begin with........................... The volume control is present, you can see it in one of the pix. The painted bed plate is of the early variety, and It could even be the chocolate brown used on the Operas, IIIs and 1Bs. It does appear to have a Duncan stop attached, but does not look to be hooked up at present.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2006 10:18:36 GMT -5 by maroongem
Post by gramophoneshane on Nov 18, 2006 12:22:11 GMT -5
Yes, it does seem a bit expensive just for the privilage of having a motor do the winding for you. Still, its a pretty sexy DD! BTW;j- i think if you could originally afford one of these, you could have afforded a set of albums for the record storage space
Post by Matt Brown on Nov 18, 2006 12:39:30 GMT -5
That same seller has been peddling this machine for several years now - never lowers the price. I seem to recall emailing with the seller a few years ago, asking about price, etc - he wouldn't budge..... A nice machine, but..................
This is a very nice machine! However, I'm satisfied with the two DD machines that I already have. The asking price is well beyond what I can realistically afford, but considering the outrageous prices that buyers are bidding on DDs that I honestly feel belong to me ( ;D), I might guess that $4500 should be pocket change to these bidders.