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My refinnished Edison Home model B

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:53 pm

I'm going to put a cygnet horn on this machine, and, am refinnishing of refurbishing of it right now. Just finnished refinnishing job on main case, new decal.
When I got this machine it was a parts machine, and, there wasn't much there.
The biggest thing I saved from it is the carriage, main case,motor casting, and, mounting hardware, screws, parts to bed plate.
Here is more info. on it.

;D Here are some pictures of machine the way it sits today. I finished re finishing the main case yesterday. New decal.
This was a junker parts machine when I got it about 8 years ago. Most people wouldn't have even saved it. I don't regret that I did.




Well, how does it look so far???
Is the decal in the right spot??????
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Post by denver on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:45 pm

Good looking . nice job glad you saved it. Theses did not use any batteries or elect did they . Just wind and play.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:51 pm

Yep. Just wind 'n play....
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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:29 am

Here is an earlier picture of the machine. The only early one I have of it.
This was after replacing many of the parts.
Still original bed plate, and, I wasn't happy with it.
I decided to get a better one, which I did.
At that time, I was having alot of bugs to repair in it. Please notice the conversion kit, and, the lever for changing the two speeds.
This would have been about 7 years ago....

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:22 pm

Good Job BILL!
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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:50 pm

Thanks. I've been working hard on it. I expect the rest of the parts I need to finnish it in about a week.
Soon, I'll be really enjoying it.
I'll post pic. of it when finnished.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:34 pm

Well, the neck for my horn arrived today. Couldn't wait to try it.
I held it up for the test... Be a u ti ful!!!
I'll be glad when I have horn mounted. I'll post pics when finnished.
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Post by denver on Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:58 pm

Happy for you. Just set back and look and listen.
Be proud of the job you done. Very Happy
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:58 pm

[b] Very Happy Looks Great Bill congrats I am Proud of ya Buddy
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:28 pm

And, as prommissed, here are pictures of my Edison Home Now with a Cygnet horn.
I had to get a different reproduction crane because the one I had wouldn't work with the horn.
I also had bad luck with repro elbow being too short, so, I bought an original.
Enjoy.....
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Post by denver on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:58 pm

That is neat & sweet. going to have to get one.
Can you still get the cylinders for theses.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:20 pm

Yes. There are hundreds of them on ebay. Some are bargains, some are not. But, look carefully, and, there are good ones to be had.
You do have to get the correct ones matched to the machine you buy.
If it's a 2 min. machine, 4 min. records will not work on it.
If it's an amberola, insied horn machine, in other words, you cannot play any wax records on it.
There are things to watch out for. I can help you with this if you buy a mcahine.
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:58 am

Hey Bill if you want to make the horn look really good, use some paint remover, then use naval jelly to get rid of the rust. Then use a primer and finish with gloss black enamel.

Shouldn't be too long of a task.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:08 am

Actually, it was originally done with Japanned black, but, I doubt I can even get that. I intend to do something, especially with the neck. But, I have only had it about 3 days now....

Put my best reproducers with this machine. I have to put new rubber gaskets in the other 2 min. reproducer that I now have put on Standard. It came with a basket case B standard that even the case had wood rot, and, termites.

That's not real difficult to do, but, so I don't get burned out, I'm taking a rest from that. Besides, I've resumed working on two of my tv's. Namely the RCA, and, the Bendix.
I have to do something about touch ups on main horn as well....
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Re: My refinnished Edison Home model B

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:33 am

Boy, am I behind on the posts!
I have A different tizzit between horn, and, reproducer, now.
I have done alot of sprucing, adjusting, cleaning, and, re lubricating.
I now have motor running stable. It has no real flutter anymore, sound is louc, clear, and, crisp. I did work on the belt, also.
I had to replace two worn parts I forgot to replace, and, alot of cleanning on feed screw.
Alot of fine adjusting.
Tonight I played my best copy of 5105 Prisonner's song-waltz by Kaplan's Melodists several times. No flutter.
I'm very happy with the way this machine has turned out. My camera batteries died, or, I'd take a picture. I will as soon as I can.
I'm a happy camper.
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Post by denver on Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:20 pm

Hello bill... been awhile. Glad you gotter done.
Winter will be hear soon will hear more of me then.
If your happy i,am happy.
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Re: My refinnished Edison Home model B

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:28 pm

I have this machine finnished,, now. I've upgraded the bedplate, and, exchanged reproducer tizit for an original elbow.
Still need to do work on horn, but, machine is playing very well.
I'm a happy camper....
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Re: My refinnished Edison Home model B

Post by antiqueradiobuff on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:45 pm

Shocked Very Happy Nice Job Bill Congrats well done nicely saved I have one just like it.
I have purcased mine on ebay for $84 + shipping charge less motor wich I had.
I purchased the case and the top bedplate with everything
some time ill have to post videos
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