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Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net.invalid
Fri Dec 16 22:20:26 PST 2022

Just so we aren't accused of being too irrelevant, How many of you have 
worked on old phonographs?

I am currently restoring a Victrola VV-Xa. I think it's from 1918. When 
it's done it going back to the thrift shop for sale.

It was slathered in shellac, but underneath the thick, black gook is a 
beautiful finish. I never worked on one before and it's been a great 
deal of fun doing archaeology on it. I found a  fellow in Florida who 
has all the parts. It really doesn't need much. The veneer is all here. 
I am on the assembly side now.

I can't wait to hear it make music again. By Sunday, I think it will be 
ready to play.

Lovin' old technology!

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
Technology...responsibly, thoughtfully

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