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Post by Bill Cahill Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:30 pm

I also picked up the remains of this Edison Fireside phonograph a year ago at the Orlando antique phonograph show.
I managed to replace all, but, the repro lid, and, now have it playing. I still have to replace the worn 4 min. needle on the K reproducer, get a gear cover, get a new governor shaft, present one is bent, and, get an original lid for it. But, it is playing records. The crane is reproduction, but, the horn is original.
Here are some pictures of it.....
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0327Firesiderefinnishing0017
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0327Firesiderefinnishing0018
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0327Firesiderefinnishing0020
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0327Firesiderefinnishing0022
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0325EdisonFiresideAwork0004
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0325EdisonFiresideAwork0007
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0325EdisonFiresideAwork0013
My Edison Fireside model A 2005_0402Orlandophonoshow0037
Machine is playing pretty good, and, I like it. I'll enjoy this one a long time....
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Post by panther Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:51 pm

Bill;
Looks great. I have got to get me one of those.
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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:39 am

Well, finally, I can report that I have worked out all the mechanical bugs. Gov. shaft was bent, and, badly worn, it ends up. Remember, I pieced this sucker together...
I replaced that. I thn had to re-make the drive belt. It fell apart.
Now, machine is playing flawlessly.
Still reproducer work to do.
I will be looking at another K reproducer that a collector friend has as an extra. If I buy it, I'll sell original one.
Right now, I have my best H on it.
Still looking for a lid, and, haven't finnished work on main case yet.
But, it's running smoothly, and, plays great!
Best fireside I've ever had......
I'll get more pictures later.
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Post by Bill Cahill Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:09 am

This morning I finally installed the new decal on the front of the case, and, am putting on several coats of orange shelac.
When dry, I will add new frubber feet, polish the case, and, put the machine back together.
I am waiting for parts to rebuild the model K reproducer. I ordered a new 4 min. needle, and, diaphram gaskets.
When it's back together, I will take final pictures of machine together, and, post a video on You Tube of it playing...
I'm quite pleased with the way it's turning out. I still have to get a lid for it, and, decals for the horn.....
The horn is original, but, not the best. Crane is a repro.
Anyway, I have replaced entire gov., and, done final adjustments. No flutter now, and, plays well on my good H reproducer.
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Post by Bill Cahill Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:30 pm

As prommissed, here are latest photos of the Fireside. I was playing 4 min. wax titled The Airplane glide by the Edison male qt.
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My Edison Fireside model A 2011_0809EdisonFiresideADone0023
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My Edison Fireside model A 2011_0809EdisonFiresideADone0015
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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:28 pm

Been re painting the horn. Just got it back on today. Tommorrow I'll post picture of it.
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Post by Bill Cahill Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:24 pm

As prommissed, here are latest pictures of my Fireside after re painting. Here, also, are some other interesting pics of my collection.....
Enjoy!

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0004

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0003

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0009

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0011

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0016

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0007

My Edison Fireside model A 2004_0101FiresideDiamondand0014

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Post by Bill Cahill Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:43 pm

I'll soon be happily closing the books on the Fireside. I just won the correct lid for it on ebay. I made a deal with ownder, will pay for it next month.
Lid will need minor repair, and, refinnishing.
When finnished, machine will be complete. I'll still look for a better top section for the reproducer, and, maybe a nicer bed plate, but, for all intents, and, purposes, except for putting new decals on the re painted original horn, and, putting a protective coat over that, machine is finnished. It plays great in both two, and, four minuiite............
I'm pleased with how this machine has turned out.
Here is a list of what I had to get for it.
Original case.
Original lid.
Crank
Motor
Top gears
Feed screw
Half nut
Mandrel
Mandrel hold on cap
belt
screws,
grease
oil
K reproducer
Gaskets, and, both needles for above
Horn-original
repro crane
Orig. gear cover
Nut for mandrel shaft on gear end
decals
paint
stain
Or. shelac
glue
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This machine has turned out really nice.
Plays well, looks beautiful, etc.
Plays very well with nice, steady motor.
Very little gear noise out of anything at all.
I'll have last pictures when I receive lid.
Maybe one after lid is restored, if anyone is interested.
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Post by Guest Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:42 pm

Nice looking machine and horn. Hope the lid makes its trip safe and sound.

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Post by Bill Cahill Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:51 am

Not able to take pictures, yet, but, I now have an original lid for my Fireside.
I just finnished stripping the old finnish off it. I will stain it a little darker, then, put orange shelac on it to match the case.
This machine is nearly done, and, I'm calling it a total success!
It plays very well, and, is very stable. I am very pleased with it.
True, bed plate was re painted, and, no striping, arrgghh!!, and, crane is repro., but, otherwise, complete, original. I have following repro. parts on it.
Governor shaft, and, bearings.
Crane.
Half nut.
Neeles.
Gaskets.
Belt.
Rest of it is original Edison.
Horn is original, and, I re painted it. I still have to install decals, and, clear coat it, but, otherwise, only cosmetics left to do is re finnishing of lid.
I call this a totally successful resurection.
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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:03 am

Just wiped on a coat of antique oak oil stain. When it dries, I will compare the color to the color of the main case. When I'm certain I have it properly matched, I will then start carefully wiping on the orange shelac.
This will take awhile, depending on how long it takes to dry. I also have to shelac the carry handle.
It's darker then the original color of the lid after stripping.
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Post by Bill Cahill Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 am

Here are pictures of finnished machine showing the lid on it.
My Edison Fireside model A 2012_1116EdFiresidefinnished0005-1

My Edison Fireside model A 2012_1116EdFiresidefinnished0004

My Edison Fireside model A 2012_1116EdFiresidefinnished0002

My Edison Fireside model A 2012_1116EdFiresidefinnished0003

This was taken at night, so, didn't come out as well as I had hoped for. The good news is it's a perfect match to the case.
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Post by Guest Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:21 am

That looks great!

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Post by Bill Cahill Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:33 am

Thanks. There are cosmetics I'd like to eventually do, such as find a better bed plate, but, I'm calling this a finnished machine with great success.
I'm very happy. To me, this machine was worth resurecting from the dead.
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Post by Guest Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:42 am

That looks great Bill, you have something to be real proud of! Smile

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Post by Guest Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:00 am

I'll bet that nice finish and the morning glory will distract most folks from the bed plate, not to mention it's sound!

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Post by Bill Cahill Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Thanks.
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