From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
oh-oh, I am caught up in one of those exchanges that puts somebody else off,
but it is fun for those involved while it lasts.
Frank B Strauss wrote, quoting me:
> The only serious problem is that the
> > bearings are not really made to take the sideways force, so lubricate
> > and use it infrequently.
> Thanks for that George. The two major items for sustenance of life are
> tape and WD-40. If it moves and isn't supposed to, duct tape it, if it
> doesn't and is supposed to, use WD-40. I'm sure WD-40 would be perfect
> sideways force lubrication (SFL). It is also very nice for soothing sore
> muscles. I have a lovely old Diamond Disc player that blew a spring a few
> years ago, and it took quite a bit of searching before I found a person
> a replacement spring and the ability to install it.
----- those in the US may not know it well, but the CitroŽn 2CV was a
marvellous car, and we had 3 of them consecutively. That was a car with lots
of possibilities for private repairs, for instance the engine could be lifted
out single-handedly. Brake drums you could grind, if you reversed them on the
output shaft and blocked the other wheel. I would have loved to have duct
tape, but I did use Molybdenum Disulphate a lot.
----- but seriously, I do know that getting a proper replacement spring for
early phonographs and gramophones is very difficult. The supporting industry
is no longer around.