Back in the 1990s I bought a Symposium Cylinder Player (Model 1134) from
a company that was manufacturing them at the time in England. It has
served me well ever since -- until last night when I accidentally
disconnected one of the two extremely thin wires that run from the
cartridge through the traverse mechanism. When I say extremely small, I
mean it: they are about the thickness of a hair. And as the wire is
somewhat inaccessible, reconnecting it may well entail dismantling at
least some of the machine. In other words, it's an unusual repair job
to say the least, and it's unlikely I'd find someone with previous
experience with a Symposium machine.
Can anyone advise me what kind of specialist I should be looking for to
get the machine repaired? I doubt that a run-of-the-mill electronic
repair shop would be a good fit. Maybe some kind of scientific
laboratory? Someone at a university who might free-lance? I live in
the Washington DC area.
-- Jack Raymond