The speed is changed from 2 to 4 minutes by pulling a knurled knob on the left side of the top gear cluster. On the rear of the arm casting is an enlarged area to accept the Shaver attachment which never worked very well due to the motor being somewhat under powered. Welch and Leah Brodbeck Stenzel Burt, University of Flordia Press, 1994. Among Victrolas, there are portables, table-top models, and perhaps most common full uprights. It is your responsibility to read and accept the Auctioneer's terms and conditions prior to placing your bid.
I have an Opera but it lacks the original wood horn. I recommend Victor and Edison machines over all others partly because parts are available. Likewise, some people desperate for a phonograph have paid much more than the prices I cite here. This material was supplied by George Conklin. This is a new 1997 address.
Where was it sold, how was it sold, how hard did the seller work to find a buyer willing to pay a high price? Edison made a few machines that sold for higher amounts than those by any other maker. I'm new at collecting Victrolas. The 50, which sold from 1921 to 1925 it was Victor's first portable, not the 35 , is the most collectible model due to its exquisite wood exterior--mahogany or oak. More powerful models were priced higher. Pry the cover off the spring barrel, and re-form the end of the mainspring with a pliers so it will securely snag the arbor. Reiss is the most important book for a beginner. Ron has also included information about the operation of the early model A Diamond Disc machines, produced from 1912 to 1915, which have different mechanisms than most Diamond Disc machines found today.
The model type was located at the top or bottom of the plate with the bottom being the most common. The lid moulding started as two smoothed curves and then morphed into the more familiar profile with the beaded top edge. New springs can be found for most phonographs from the Antique Phonograph Supply Company. If the governor or pulley isn't turning the most likely cause of this antique Edison phonograph repair is a bad gear in the gear train. Why does it take so long for me to answer, for a stranger, a question about a machine's value? It is roughly 20 pages with many illustrations on how to do repairs properly and bring your machines back to original factory specifications.
The bottom board, had a small ogee style profile cut into its edges. One way to figure out the value of your machine is to buy Wilenzick's book. If you need to sell in a hurry, you can't expect to get the best price. A represented the first style of motor, B the second style. Creditors took over after owners of Columbia shares, alleging that the company was insolvent, applied for a receivership on February 9, 1922. It was patently evident that the future lay with the flat disc record, and so Edison, while publicly pooh-poohing the disc talking machine, began conducting secret research into a disc machine of his own. The cabinet is a tall upright floor model.
Antique Edison phonographs will tolerate an astonishing build-up of grease and dirt without complaint, but the cleaner you can keep things the happier your machine will be. You have a model A100. I recommend this only for experienced collectors who are willing to pay top dollar. A phone call can in most cases take care of all questions, orders and etc. All items must be picked up from auction house within 5 days and will be moved to an off site location after 5 days. Slip the new belt under the tensioner and over the pulleys.
Some machines were just underpowered when they came out of the factory, the particular culprits being most Gem models and any Home model that needs to push through the resistance of Combination gearing. But you are not going to find one listed in every city. Sebae may, in its entire discretion, refuse or remove bids where it suspects that bids contravene this prohibition. By placing a bid, you are making a binding and irrevocable offer to purchase the Item at any price up to the maximum bid amount you submit. Because there are no clear, set prices for phonographs.
The sound was bad, and when a pot-metal device broke, I could not replace the part. Victrola technically means an internal horn machine. It illustrates how to repair and tune-up your Edison disc machine. Examine the cast iron housing to the left of the mandrel, you will probably see a pot metal bearing that has cracked and swollen with age. The most commonly found ones today are Edison's black wax Gold Moulded cylinders. Introduced in early 1898, it proved to be a durable machine with good performance that sold well. The upper classes who bought most machines resented how dust collected on horns and complained that the machines were eyesores.