So: I have posted this question on the TMF, and have not yet received any answers, so I thought I would try it here.
I'm currently restoring a Columbia BF 'Peerless' Graphophone (probably circa 1908), and have come across a curious problem.
When the lift lever is all the way down, and the half nut is disengaged, the cam that is supposed to raise the stylus does not even come in contact with the reproducer:
The reproducer is firmly secured in the carriage, and the limit pin remains at the bottom of the loop. Is there some linkage missing between the two, or is the reproducer incorrect for this machine? (it is a standard Lyric T-3. Note: the amateurish bent pin has since been removed, and I am awaiting a replacement stylus):
Could the later 'Extra Tension' reproducer have been sufficiently different in design as to cause this gap? If anyone has information about the variations in the Lyric models that would help, please let me know.
Last Edit: Mar 5, 2014 23:48:31 GMT -5 by lucius1958