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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2014 5:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2014 5:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2014 5:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2014 5:45 pm 
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one more pic....


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 Post subject: Only one in Collection at this point Victory 45 Player
PostPosted: Mar Wed 26, 2014 5:22 pm 
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This Victory was in such great shape when I received it, all it needed was polishing and amp rebuild and it was done. Was in climate controlled storage which I guess is why the idler and cam were in such great shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Apr Wed 30, 2014 1:10 am 
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Most recent and one of my tops phonographs along with my Columbia 360 with extra speaker.

Pet-O-Fone mini portable phonograph. 1910-1920. I've never seen one.

On vacation last week and hey what's this? An estate sale Monday thru Wednesday. Ok a bit odd but it was close so off I go on Tuesday. Listing just said "phonograph player". Not expecting much but then I saw it. 25% off day made it $93. I am a cheapskate and I knew if I waited till last day Wednesday it'd be 50% off or $62.50. Got there half hour early to make sure I was the first and got it.

Plays quite nicely. Resonator I carefully shined. No the volume is not as loud as say a Victor "suitcase" portable nor is the sound quality as good either but it was never meant to be comparable. The end of the rods required me to attach rollable cork 1/2" pieces to each end. I used 2 sided tape so it's not as permanent as glue. Without the cork the 78's vibrated badly. I am sure there was either felt or maybe cork on the end originally but had deteriorated off over 100 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Tue 06, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Cute little outfit Chris , I have a small portable wind up still working on case , it is in terable shape , not sure if I will get my last few projects finished , my health has went to crap , canser is a tuff bird

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Mon 12, 2014 1:08 am 
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Here's two of mine, a Silvertone that I just got in:

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And a mini "Super Midget" 33/45 RPM player:

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Mon 12, 2014 3:11 am 
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Tupin wrote:
And a mini "Super Midget" 33/45 RPM player:

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Oh wow. I think I had a similar one to that except mine was a red and white case with white plastic tone arm.

From what I remember those worked best with the heavier records.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Mon 12, 2014 3:38 am 
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Tube Radio wrote:
Tupin wrote:
And a mini "Super Midget" 33/45 RPM player:

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Oh wow. I think I had a similar one to that except mine was a red and white case with white plastic tone arm.

From what I remember those worked best with the heavier records.

They indeed do sound better with heavier, older records.

I also have no clue on how to replace the needle for it even if it needed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Thu 15, 2014 1:24 am 
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I have always enjoyed the portable wind-up phonos and there are some very nice ones here.
One of mine is a Thorens Excelda from around 1930 that I have had for 20+ years and it
still plays good.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Sun 18, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Quite nice Al. Thank you for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Here is The Beast...


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jul Tue 29, 2014 5:02 am 
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I just can't stop collecting these tiny, basically useless, "wheel players."

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Need to change the transistors in this one, no sound despite the motor working.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Sat 02, 2014 1:25 pm 
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Here's my 1950 Maggie converted to use a Shure M44-7.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Sat 02, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Tupin wrote:
I just can't stop collecting these tiny, basically useless, "wheel players."

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Need to change the transistors in this one, no sound despite the motor working.


Those wheel players do work, but from what I understand they work best with the older heavier 33's and 45's.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Oct Thu 23, 2014 12:56 am 
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Here is The Beast...

I love that vast expanse of wood grained plastic on the front. I'm not joking. It is so 70's
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Oct Wed 29, 2014 2:54 am 
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Here are 2 that I have completed. A 1956 Wurlitzer 1900 (104 selections, 52 records both sides, mono) Second is a 1962 Continental 2 (200 selections, 100 records both sides ,stereo, 33 /45 auto mix) it really rattles the windows ,and sounds great.
I have 2 more in the "works" another Wurlitzer 1900 and a 1015 Wurlitzer (1946 original 78 machine).
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Nov Sat 08, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Tony,

WOW! Superb restorations and I bet they sound as good as they look.

Thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Nov Fri 28, 2014 9:23 pm 
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We have an old RCA Victor console photograph I am trying to get information on and I need to establish a value. I don't think we have ever tried to power it up, it has just been sitting pretty in a corner for a couple decades (or more). There are scratches in the lid, and the screw or rivet that holds the dampening slider to the hinge is broken so the lid moves too freely.
We are located SW of Fort Worth, Texas.


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