I'm sad to report that good friend Bill Floyd, known here as maroongem has passed away from a quick onset of melanoma cancer. Bill was perhaps one of the most knowledgeable researchers and restorers of Edison phonographs. Always willing to help anyone needing a hand with some project he cheerfully gave of his time and talent to many. All around good guy and loss to many. Bill had an incredible collection of Edison machines, but more important he earned an incredible collection of good friends and a great family.
If you're a member of MAPS, look for an upcoming write up or link to the MAPS article about Bill.
Last Edit: May 23, 2013 12:14:13 GMT -5 by phonojack
Post by Edison Restorer 64 on May 30, 2013 16:05:38 GMT -5
Yes Bill and I were in the same club he was a dear friend and a good club member. He would allways help me if i needed anything to do with phonographs. he enjoyes his collection . I would often visit heim once in a while at his home . I will deeply miss Bill he was a Very dear friend and club member
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Over the years I've really enjoyed my online conversations with him. I've found him to be generous and helpful. Those are two qualities I've really come to look for in people. My sympathy and prayers go to his family.
Very sad news. Bill did some quality reproducer work for me on a couple of occasions. I truly appreciated his knowledge and enthusiasm for our hobby. Always enjoyed talking with him over the phone or reading his posts. My sympathy and prayers to his family as well.
I too am surprised and saddened to hear of Bills passing.. He was one of the first people here to encourage me to pursue my goal of designing a diaphragm for the Edison machines. He had tested and still used several that I created. He was someone who always was here to answer a question or show a new comer to the right links when they needed help.. A feat in its self as a board with somewhat limited attendance. I only talked with him a couple of times by phone but have a long list of emails he and I shared on topics. He will be missed.