Steve - where did you find a matching set of horns and crane? Where they with the machine when you bought it?
The horns were with the machine that I purchased from the daughter of the original owner. The daughter was 94 years old in 1981. Her father was a pastor in a church. The town purchased the Concert and it was played and stored at the church. The pastor ended up with it after it's usefulness was no longer needed with the advent of more affordable machines. The lower part of the crane is a standard floor crane. Rene helped me with the upper section which is a reproduction.
Now having seen all these Bettini "double horn" configurations. I am curious to know if an attempt was made to split the setup on a cylinder machine using just one reproducer and two horns from the one source? Kindof maybe a "Y" of some sorts and then two horns for greater volume? Has anybody seen anything like this or has anyone tried it?
I am certain I have seen an exhibition setup that used a single reproducer with a "Y" or more accurately a "T". One horn faced forward, the other back. IIRC I saw this setup in a drawing so whether it was ever manufactured is unknown.
George - what this shown in one of your books? Last night I looked in Accessories and in Gizmos but didn't see it in either. Did I miss it? Or am I thinking of another publication? It might have been in MAPS or the Soundbox too.......getting old.....memory fading......
The Edison Duplex reproducer was set up to use two horns from one diaphragm. A very rare bird....
That's the baby - - we showed one in the Compendium as well as Gadgets. The problem with an Edison "Duplex" Speaker is that each signal is directly out of phase with the other - much like the Kalamazoo Duplex Phonograph.
That wouldn't prevent me from buying one if I had the chance!
If they are 180deg out of phase then this cannot be a simple "T". This must share a common diaphragm and port sound out each side of it. Is that correct?
Were these used to increase volume (in one direction, like a Polyphone) or was it used to project sound in different directions? I thought I remembered seeing a drawing with horns pointing in opposite directions.
I knew somebody would pickup on this and jog their memory. Anyway you look at it, I think it would be a pretty cool looking setup. I think I might have to try to put something together in the next week or so just to see what the results would be. I'll be sure to pass along what I findout.
I wanted to post this one to see what everyone thinks. Not the prettiest- pieced together sheet metal, and had to be repainted. I've seen some of the early horns pictured but thought it unusual to have the short bell. Tell me what ya think! (big dog for scale)
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robinette: I just bought the most beautiful thing ever. I have a Columbia Grafonola Model 213. I was wondering the value of it - I have zero interest of ever selling though. IT works perfectly and I want to hopefully find more discs. It currently has one. educate me
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robinette: Bigsplash, I'd be interested in perhaps getting some of your records if they can be used on my machine
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robinette: Can anyone find any information on Columbia Grafanola model 213.......I have scoured the internet...... NOTHING
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delmont61: I acquired a Victrola VV215 and restored if for my daughter as a present. The motor worked fine,but seemed a stiff to wind. Took out the springs, cleaned them, and re-greased with Molly and a little gear oil. Still works fine, but it's still stiff.
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rainycitygirl: Didn't see limitations before. Anyway,I would love to see it go to someone who would really want it. I found this site and thought someone here might fit the bill.
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jmad7474: I have a Japanese Victrola for sale, please contact me if interested
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IncrediBill: Hi. Very cool. I like what you've done with the place. I am in the SF Bay Area. I would like to learn how to put my Golden Throated Claxtonola back together. I received it in parts. Finally I am interested in selling to someone for their own use. TY
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