I've been collecting for a while, but only now have got a cylinder machine that takes a Cygnet horn (a Standard model F). I seem to remember hearing that the cranes come in different sizes and have slightly different methods of suspending the horn. I've got everything except the crane rods and suspension pieces. Can anybody help me out in what to look for? All thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
There are basically two different lower crane rods. One has a rather shallow "step back" to account for a 45-degree carriage. The other has a deeper "step back" for use with an overhead carriage. (Of course, the lower crane rod for a Triumph is a bit longer, but we're talking about Standards here...!)
The only other thing to watch out for the early suspension (rod-type) versus the later and more common spring-type. Chances are, you'll be buying a spring-type suspension unless your cygnet horn has a rod attached to it.
I've had great luck picking up the cygnet crane rods I need at Union, and I suspect that if you post your needs here, someone will be able to help you out with original rods. Ron Sitko sells repro rods and suspensions.