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Michael:  do you know of any source for replacement needles of the original 
needles?

Joel
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fw: Question re Needles


> Joel Ackerman wrote:
>> A friend asked me about replacement needles for their phonograph:
>>
>> 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?
>> 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]