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 Edison phonograph player type D help wanted
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:42:56 PM on 10 July 2021.
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 Location: Bacchus Marsh, VIC
 Member since 19 July 2017
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I picked up this player the other day .It was my grandparents player.I remember messing around with it when we were kids (almost 50 years ago)
I don't really want to keep it but I am interested in getting it cleaned up and working.Most parts seem to be here except the carry handle.
There are heaps of needles and a few reproducers and other spare bits and about 100 cylinders.
It still cranks and turns but not sure if is meant to be so stiff to turn.

Does anyone do reproduction parts?


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:13:53 PM on 12 July 2021.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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It only takes a few decades for oil & grease to fail & go hard. The common procedure is to wash the entire motor in Kerosene to get it off & start again.

It is also important to clean & oil the spring. Failure to do that invariably leads to it failing.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:11:27 AM on 13 July 2021.
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 Location: Milton, NSW
 Member since 27 June 2016
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Lot's of places do reproduction parts for early phonographs.
I have used APSCO http://www.antiquephono.com/ with some success, most recently for a replacement main spring for an Edison Home.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:44:58 PM on 14 July 2021.
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 Location: Bacchus Marsh, VIC
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Thanks everyone for your advice.It might be a few months before I tackle this one.

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