[78-L] table model Victrola, ca. 1919
smille1 at me.com
Sat Aug 24 10:12:20 PDT 2013
The reproducer likely needs rebuilding. After 90 years, the gaskets dry out and playback will suffer for sure. It may need a new diaphragm and flange as well. All of these things can be done easily and not very expensively at all. Contact me off-list if you'd like for details and I'd be happy to rebuild and test the reproducer, your friend would have to just mail it to me.
On Aug 24, 2013, at 12:58 PM, L78rpm at aol.com wrote:
> A friend --- not a collector --- received a table model Victrola (internal
> horn, humpback lid, no. 2 reproducer) as a gift. He knows nothing about
> machines or discs of the period.
> I inspected it recently and played several bat wing Victors on it. The
> volume is very low. Perhaps the reproducer needs work --- I don't know and
> can't help him.
> He lives north of Minneapolis. Can someone suggest someone,
> geographically accessible, who repairs machines and might help him?
> Paul Charosh
> It's a handsome specimen. The cabinet is clean, hasn't been refinished
> and doesn't need it. The spring mechanism is functioning properly and can
> play a disc through at appropriate and constant speeds. But the volume is a
> problem. . .
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