Just finnished my Edison standard model B phonograph

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Just finnished my Edison standard model B phonograph

Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:14 am

I bought this little machine as a rusted out derelict in Orlando at the antique phonograph show a year ago, January. Ihad to replace a number of ruinned parts, and, converted it to 2-4 minuit.
Got correct reproducers for it, refinnished case, bought a horn for it this past January from the same phonograph show, and, put on an original crane.
The belt, crank, motor, cabinet, carriage, record dust brush, are original to machine.
This little machine plays like a champ!
It's rock steady, loud, and, clear.
I am most very happy with it, and, plan on enjoying it for years.
Here are some pictures of it....




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Post by panther on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:53 am

Bill;
Since you have several, when do I get one.
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Re: Just finnished my Edison standard model B phonograph

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:18 am

Say, what????
lol
I've been enjoying that machine for weeks, now. I have to order parts for my other pet project, my Edison Fireside.
I have it playing, but, 4 min. needle is bad, reproducer needs gaskets, and, I need a new governor shaft.
Other than that, I still need an original lid for it. This Fireside was true junk when I got it. I take great pride in resurecting things from the dead....

I have found a bracket to replace my missing bed plate bracket on my Amberola 111.
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Post by denver on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:51 pm

WOW nice . Ihave never seen one in real life . Nobody around these parts must of had one . Hard to find needle for my philco 48-1253 . Where did you find yours.
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Re: Just finnished my Edison standard model B phonograph

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:22 am

I'd be more concerned right now if your cartridge in your Philco is still good. It's likely crystal.

In the standard, it's a matter of finding a complete original reproducer. That's the part that has the saphire needle.The horn connects to that. The needle is linked to a diaphram. While the record is being played, the needle picks up the vibrations, and, sends them to the diaphram through that link. The diaphram vibrates back, and, forth, causing the sound to go through the horn. The horn amplifies the sound so you can hear it better.
The needles are replaceble with some trouble, but, they don't often need changing under normal circumstances.
Manny of the needles are still good originals.
The 4 min. needles tend to be more often worn because many people played their celuloid cylinder records with a saphire needle instead of diamond tipped needle reproducer. The celuloid tends to wear the needles faster.
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