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I can understand the visual attraction of playing a record on a machine as it appeared 60 or 70 years ago, surely we all have records which can be abused in this way without damaging our collections.  I would love to find a working record changer from the late '30s just to sit and watch it go through the motions, just as I would like to see an old Wurlitzer Juke box - the one where the record was removed from the stack on a ring, a turntable rose into the record and pushed it up to the waiting arm.  Haven't seen that or even a video of it for about 60 years.

I am unashamedly nostalgic!
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On Friday, March 28, 2014 12:07:27 PM, Dave Burnham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
I didn't realize there was a Victrola Credenza in 1924;  I thought they were introduced in 1925 to coincide with electrical recording. 
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>> On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:43 AM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Hello everyone,
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>> The reason I want to keep this phonograph working is just for demonstrations.
>> We already have 3 antique players: 1910 Edison cylinder in working condition; a 1911 Victor Victrola [working]; and a 1924 Victor Credenza [working].
>> I would like to find the tonearm just for demonstrations.
>> Does anyone know where I can find one?
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>> Thanks,
>> Ben Roth
>> http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/spc/soundarchives.htm
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Greene
>> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:20 PM
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>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] I don't know what to call it, but I need one.
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>> That sounds like the tonearm headshell you are describing. Is there some value (other than atmospheric) to this old turntable? It seems like serviceable turntables should be relatively cheap these days.
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>> Steve Greene
>> Audiovisual Archivist
>> Office of Presidential Libraries
>> National Archives and Records Administration
>> (301) 837-1772
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>>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Hello everyone,
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>>> I just inherited an old portable Ultratone phonograph, made by Audio 
>>> Industries.
>>> The swinging extension arm(?) (the part that holds the head [with the 
>>> needle] broke.
>>> It seems to be made of pot metal.  I went to lift it to insert a 
>>> needle and it more-or-less crumbled.
>>> I have 3 pictures, so if anyone wants to see them, ping me off-line.
>>> I'm hoping I can get a replacement.
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>>> Thanks.
>>> Ben Roth
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