The Compleat Talking Machine: A Collector's Guide to Antique Phonographs (Google eBook)

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Sonoran Publishing, Aug 1, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 249 pages
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Good reference book

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This was as described and well worth the price to anyone who has an old Victrola and wishes to maintain it in working condition. Read full review

Contents

Mechanics
1
Repairing the Spring Motor
2
The Spring
11
Repairing the Spring
15
Bearings
17
The Governor
21
Feedscrews and Halfnuts
26
Special Problems with Edison Phonographs
35
Identification
123
Columbia Cylinder Machines
137
Columbia Disc Machines
150
The Gramophone
157
ZonOPhone
170
Some Other Interesting Cylinder Machines
178
Some Other Interesting Disc Machines
188
Combination Talking MachineMusic Boxes
198

Special Problems with Columbia Phonographs
36
Troubleshooting the Spring Motor
43
Acoustics
45
Repairing the Disc Reproducer
46
The Cylinder Reproducer
57
Repairing the Floating Reproducer
60
The Floating Weight Reproducer
64
Repairing the Floating Weight Reproducer
67
Cleaning and Restoring Cylinders
77
Horns and Tonearms
79
Cosmetics
87
Decals
88
The Cabinet
91
Repairing and Refinishing the Cabinet
92
Horns
100
The Bedplate
106
Turntables
109
Cleaning and Polishing Metal Parts
112
Electroplating Nickel
117
CoinInslot Machines
199
Some Interesting Accessories
202
Fake Disc Machines
203
Decals
204
Turntables
205
Horn elbows
206
Home Recording
207
Recording Blanks
209
Choosing a Machine
211
Dubbing Cylinders From Disks and CDs
212
A Some Industry Pioneers
213
B Basics soldering Techniques
219
C Stroboscopes
220
D some Useful Addresses
222
E Rarity and Price Guide
224
Glossary
239
Bibliography
245
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