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Joel Ackerman wrote:
> A friend asked me about replacement needles for their phonograph:
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> It's a Geib PlayATune portable with some odd looking needles. Standard reproducer with a thumb screw to hold the needles. They have a long shaft and then taper quickly to a short, thin pin (see representation below).
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> They have a supply of needles but after that's gone, can they use regular Victrola tapered needles or do that have to get more of the ones they have - and if so - where can they be obtained?  
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> Joel Ackerman
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These needles were developed in the late 30s and sold widely in the 
40s.  The taper is said to allow for the needles to be used for perhaps 
25 or 50 plays.  Regular needles are only good for one play, which 
includes newly manufactured needles available from dealers now.  But 
yes, those regular needles would also be usable. 

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]